JBSP Online: Babette Babich – Heidegger on Nietzsche’s “Rediscovery” of the Greeks’

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Available now, Babich’s essay for the Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology, online in advance of the paper edition.

Babette Babich– ‘Machenschaft and Seynsgeschichte in the Black Notebooks: Heidegger on Nietzsche’s “Rediscovery” of the Greeks’ (Originally published online: 21 November 2019).

Abstract: One of the outcomes of the publication of the Black Notebooks has been to invite scholars to rethink their understanding of Heidegger’s thinking, including his “world-historical anti-Semitism,” his relation to war and politics, via Schmitt and Jünger, as well as machination/calculation but not less his Seynsgeschichte. Other questions include education and academic life in addition to Heidegger’s anxieties regarding the reception of Being and Time in the framework of his history of Beyng/Seyn. Refusing Nietzsche on the Greeks, especially Anaximander, Heidegger “plays out” typically bellicose interpretations of Will to Power, consummating the “abandonment of beings by being, the abandonment that gained sovereignty in the history of metaphysics.” If Heidegger’s Nietzsche thus suspiciously resembles the Nazi Nietzsche, reading the proliferation of editions bears out Heidegger’s claims for the backwards-working force of the Nachlaß.

Full article: https://doi.org/10.1080/00071773.2019.1690167

Babette Babich, Department of Philosophy, Fordham University, New York, NY, USA; Department of Theology, Religion and Philosophy, University of Winchester, Winchester, UK

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