Art and Values Heidegger's Denktagebuch

Heidegger-Haus Tafel
Heidegger-Haus Tafel | Photo: Andreas Praefcke

The long-standing controversy about Martin Heidegger's political beliefs has been rekindled with the publication of the first volumes of his Denktagebuch, a collection of notes and outlines he kept for nearly 50 years.

In this video, filmed on April 8, 2014 at the Goethe-Institut Wyoming Building, Peter Trawny (Martin-Heidegger-Institut, Bergische Universität Wuppertal) and Roger Berkowitz (Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and the Humanities, Bard College) discuss some of the more problematic passages of the text.


In this video, also filmed on April 8, 2014 at the Goethe-Institut Wyoming Building, Babette Babich (Fordham University) and Peter Trawny (Martin-Heidegger-Institut, Bergische Universität Wuppertal) discuss the issue of contamination, and the future of the study of philosophy in light of Heidegger’s sentiments. The conversation is moderated by Roger Berkowitz (Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and the Humanities, Bard College).