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Geographica Helvetica
Geogr. Helv., 73, 109-114, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/gh-73-109-2018
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08 Mar 2018
Assessing the significance of Heidegger's Black Notebooks
Jeff Malpas 1University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia
2Department of Philosophy, Latrobe University, Melbourne, Australia
3Department of Architecture, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
Abstract. The publication of Heidegger's Black Notebooks (Schwarze Hefte) has provoked a storm of controversy. Much of this has centred on the pro-Nazi and anti-Semitic comments the volumes contain. But these aspects of the Notebooks are perhaps the least surprising and important. This essay offers a summary overview of the issues to which the Notebooks give rise, at the same time as it also aims to provide a preliminary assessment of their overall significance, especially in relation to what they show about the nature and development of Heidegger's thinking from the early 1930s to the late 1940s.
Citation: Malpas, J.: Assessing the significance of Heidegger's Black Notebooks, Geogr. Helv., 73, 109-114, https://doi.org/10.5194/gh-73-109-2018, 2018.
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