The topic of Martin Heidegger's obvious alliance with Nazism and the specific relationship between that alliance and his philosophical thought, or the degree to which his concepts are linked to a completely inconspicuous set of political beliefs, has never been more relevant. The book Political Ontology of Martin Heidegger, by a leading French sociologist and cultural theorist Pierre Bourdieu, simultaneously provides insight into the beginnings of the debate on Heidegger's involvement in the Nazi movement and an analysis of the institutional mechanisms involved in producing philosophical discourse.
Although Heidegger acknowledges the legitimacy of purely philosophical issues (in his references to canonical authors, traditional problems, and respect for academic taboos), Bourdieu points out that the complexity and conceptualization of Heidegger's philosophical discourse stems from a cultural field that intersects two social and intellectual dimensions: political and academic.
The author concludes that Heidegger should not be considered a Nazi ideologue and that there is no place for a racist conception of the human being in his philosophical ideas. Instead, he considers Heidegger's thought to be the structural equivalent of the idea of a "conservative revolution," and Nazism only one manifestation of that revolution.
- ISBN: 978-953-369-010-0
- Dimensions: 128 x 200 mm
- Original title: L'Ontologie politique de Martin Heidegger
- Year of the edition: 2022
- Original language: French
- Translation: Rade Kalanj
- Number of pages: 184
- Cover: paperback