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Galen A. Johnson

with the symbol/letter “X.” It is a disturbing picture created just as Klee was forced by the rise of Nazism to leave his teaching position in Germany and return to Switzerland. It is titled Struck from the List , 1933/424 (Fig. 7), and the big X across the back of the man’s head suggests exclusion

Jacques Taminiaux

Vorhandene, present-at-hand. The word horhan- dene is a common word in the German language. It also happens to be the exact equivalent of the Greek ngoxEiQ6v of which Aristotle speaks in the first Book of Metaphysics, where he says that the first objects of philosophi- cal wonder are the 3TQ6XF

Richard T. Murphy

of experience, " ... Hume's theory is itself a scien- tific theory of experience."26 Nonetheless, Husserl insists that Kant's in- debtedness to German rationalistic metaphysics resulted in a skepticism more radical than Hume's. For this metaphysics blinded Kant to the decisive insight shared by Hume

Michael E. Zimmerman

Socialism to offer the possibility of authentic existence for the German Volk. 21 For Heidegger scholars, and for all who admire human genius, it is depressing to read these documents, for they show that Heidegger was willing to try to mold his own thinking to the ideological demands of the NSDAP. On the

Ted Toadvine

’s critiques of biologism are bound up with his efforts to distance himself from the racist ideology of Nazism. 12 In his Nietzsche lectures, Heidegger characterizes biologism as follows: When certain predominant views in biology about living beings are transferred from the realm of plant and animal life to

Dennis Schmidt

have thought about [since 1932]" (Briefe, 93). And in the Beitrdge, in a clear jab at Nazi doctrine, 97 he scorns the lack of historical sense that takes "blood and race to be the bearers of history" (B, 493). Knowing history is something quite different from any causal narrative of time, and it is

Irene Klaver

Weimar. Buchenwald with its exploitable clay and limestone deposits was a per- fect building site. Prisoners cleared the forest and built roads and a concentra- tion camp. One tree was ordered to be left standing, an old oak, a tree with symbolic value for the Nazis. This particular one was even more

Robert Bernasconi

American, who chose to live part of his life as an African American, imagined a time “when the composite elements of American populations are melted down onto one race allay, when there are not more Irish or Germans, Negros and English, but only Americans, belonging to one defined American race.” 13 It

Krzysztof Ziarek

otherness and ethics raised with regard to the German thinker. At the least, the lexical closeness of Sprache and sprechen and the sense of the listening of language which it carries for Heidegger can perhaps allow for a more complex mapping of Celan's encounter with Heidegger's meditation on language. This

Michael Naas

“existentialist language” that, according to his professor of philosophy, obscured rather than clarified his thought. 3 After being admitted to the École, however, Derrida’s early interest in Heidegger came to be deepened and developed by his first attempts to read Heidegger in German with an older classmate at