|Title||:||Heidegger, Art and Politics: The Fiction of the Political|
|Number of Pages||:||153|
Heidegger, Art and Politics: The Fiction of the Political Reviews
Along with Derrida's Of Spirit, one of the two best philosophical considerations of the meaning of Heidegger's National Socialism in the context of his philosophy. The notion of national aestheticism is crucial for understanding what Heidegger thought he was getting himself into and what he actually got himself into. One of the most important projects of Lacoue-Labarthe's other works is to recuperate an understanding of ontology and poetry other than this national aestheticism (what Derrida call [...]
basically arguing that "the Heidegger Affair" was not an error, that there is a continuity between Heidegger pre-1933 and after-1933, i.e. the Heidegger turn. However, it's not a condemnation. Lacoue-Labarthe contends that Heidegger's work can shed light on Nazism itself, exactly through his insistence on the aesthetic after 1934. A good read, may be deceptive in its short length, but dense and enlightening.
l'elegance du sophisme.