Uprooting, Criminality and Machination: Jews and Nazis in Martin Heidegger's Black Notebooks
Xavier University philosophy Professor Richard Polt discusses Jews and Nazis in Martin Heidegger's black notebooks. This lecture is part of the Department of Jewish Studies 2018 - 19 lecture series, Holocaust Across the Disciplines. Funded in part by the Morris Weiss Award in Holocaust Education. Reception to follow. Free.
Richard Polt holds a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from University of California, Berkeley, and a Ph.D. from University of Chicago. His main interests are the metaphysical and ethical problems of Greek and German philosophy. He has taught elective courses on a variety of topics, including Plato, Aristotle, Kant, German idealism, existentialism, slavery, time and Heidegger. His books include Heidegger: An Introduction (Cornell University Press, 1999), A Companion to Heidegger’s Introduction to Metaphysics (Yale University Press, 2001), Heidegger’s Being and Time: Critical Essays (Rowman and Littlefield, 2005) and The Emergency of Being: On Heidegger’s Contributions to Philosophy (Cornell University Press, 2006).
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- Corpses of the Holocaust: A New Approach to the Destruction and its Aftermath, November 15, 2018
- Holocaust Testimony and Maya Testimony in Post-Genocide Guatemala, November 29, 2018
- The Third Reich in the United States: Uncovering Hitler's American Supporters, February 14, 2019
- Not in My Family: German Memory and Responsibility after the Holocaust, May 7, 2019
- Holocaust Center of San Francisco (a division of Jewish Family and Children's Services)
- Philosophy Department