Heidegger’s Black Notebooks (1931–1941): Ponderings on Technology, National Socialism and Judaism

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Controversy over Martin Heidegger’s Nazi past has lasted for over fifty years. Possibly the most direct light over the matter is now cast by the notes that Heidegger started to write in black-covered notebooks since autumn 1931. Closely kept from public scrutiny until 2014, three volumes of these Ponderings in densely written notebooks cover the fateful years of 1931–1941. All of the Ponderings are published in the Collected Works, which is mounting up to cover over one hundred volumes. In accordance with the philosopher’s own wishes, Ponderings will be published chronologically out of sequence, as the final volumes of the series.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)156-164
Number of pages9
JournalActa Baltica Historiae et Philosophiae Scientiarum
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2020

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  • History
  • Philosophy


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