Uprooting, Criminality and Machination: Jews and Nazis in Martin Heidegger's Black Notebooks

Event Date: Tuesday, March 12 - 3:30 pm
Location: Humanities Building, Room 415
Polt Richard in front of typewriters

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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E-mail: jewish@sfsu.edu