Heidegger’s Shadow

Levinas, Arendt, and the Magician From Messkirch

Authored by: Jonathan Judaken

The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Race

Print publication date:  December  2017
Online publication date:  November  2017

Print ISBN: 9780415711234
eBook ISBN: 9781315884424
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We gave Heidegger the nickname “the little magician from Messkirch.” … His lecture technique consisted in building up an edifice of ideas, which he then proceeded to tear down, presenting the spellbound listeners with a riddle and then leaving them empty-handed.

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