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Heidegger, Philosophy, and Politics: The Heidelberg Conference

Jacques Derrida, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe, and Mireille Calle-Gruber


In February of 1988, philosophers Hans-Georg Gadamer, Jacques Derrida, and Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe came together in Heidelberg before a large audience to discuss the philosophical and political implications of Martin Heidegger’s thought. This event took place in the very amphitheater in which, more than fifty years earlier, Heidegger, as Rector of the University of Freiburg and a member of the Nazi Party, had given a speech entitled “The University in the New Reich.” Heidegger’s involvement in Nazism has always been, and will remain, an indelible scandal, but what is its real relation to his ... More

Keywords: Jacques Derrida, French philosophy, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Heidegger and nazism, Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe, philosophy and politics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780823273669
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823273669.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jacques Derrida, author
École Normale Supérieure

Hans-Georg Gadamer, author

Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe, author

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