Heidegger and the Politics of 'Besinnung': (- an anti-fascist reading of the later Heidegger)

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The paper argues that Heidegger’s later thought is of an essentially anti-fascist nature. By critically engaging several of Heidegger’s later texts the paper makes the attempt to transport Heidegger’s mode of thinking (i.e. Besinnung) into the sphere of the political. Towards the end of the paper attempts will be made to spell out how ‘a politics of Besinnung’ leads to very real political interventions.
Translated title of the contributionHeidegger og besindelsens politik: (- en anti-fascistisk læsning af den senere Heidegger)
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

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