From Library Journal
Farias, a Chilean exile in Germany and sometime student of Heidegger, provides a fascinating journey into the life and times of one of the century's preeminent philosophers. In addition to the biographical detail, there is an in-depth examination of a wide range of Heidegger's writings; the gamut runs from his early work on the anti-Semitic monk Abraham a Sancta Clara, through his famous address as rector of the University of Freiburg in 1933, to a posthumously published interview. This extensively researched work makes a good case that Heidegger's association with and adherence to Nazism was much greater than is generally recognized. How this affected his philosophy proper is a topic that can, should, and undoubtedly will be debated as a result of this important, controversial book.-Leon H. Brody, U.S. Office of Personnel Management Lib., Washington, D.C.
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"[Farias'] book includes more concrete information relevant to Heidegger's relations with the Nazis than anything else available, and it is an excellent antidote to the evasive apologetics that are still being published." --Richard Rorty, The New Republic "Fascinating material for a study of a philosopher who would seem to have cooperated eagerly with the false promises of tyranny." --Allen Lacy, The New York Times Book Review "A major work in the controversy over Heidegger's connection with Nazism... it also offers a fascinating look into the academic world of Hitler's Germany." --Choice "The most serious and pointed inquiry ever made of the political activities of Heidegger... One thing is certain...one can never again, after Farias' book, approach Heidegger as we did before... How [has] all modern thought...been able to make the most important philosophy of the century from a philosophy which did not utter a word about genocide? Heidegger, a Nazi? Without doubt." --Robert Maggiori, Liberation "Farias has demonstrated that [Heidegger's] political engagement was even deeper and more enduring than had previously been suspected." --The Times Literary Supplement "The significant achievement of Farias' Heidegger and Nazism is that it established beyond doubt Heidegger's commitment to Nazism and his involvement in the activities of the Nazi regime; it establishes also that the connection between Heidegger's philosophy and Nazism is essential and that it constitutes an inescapable project for further philosophic research." --The Washington Post