[ epub ] Letters, 1925-1975Author Hannah Arendt – Circuitwiringdiagram.co

When they first met in , Martin Heidegger was a star of German intellectual life and Hannah Arendt was his earnest young student What happened between them then will never be known, but both would cherish their brief intimacy for the rest of their lives The ravages of history would soon take them in quite different directions After Hitler took power in Germany in , Heidegger became rector of the university in Freiburg, delivering a notorious pro Nazi address that has been the subject of considerable controversy Arendt, a Jew, fled Germany the same year, heading first to Paris and then to New York In the decades to come, Heidegger would be recognized as perhaps the most significant philosopher of the twentieth century, while Arendt would establish herself as a voice of conscience in a century of tyranny and war Illuminating, revealing, and tender throughout, this correspondence offers a glimpse into the inner lives of two major philosophers


10 thoughts on “Letters, 1925-1975

  1. Frank Spencer Frank Spencer says:

    I read this a while back There s some poetry in there, for those who would be interested in this These are both people who have been held in the highest and lowest esteem by different people, so it is interesting to see how they understood each other.


  2. Savina Savina says:

    I already find them amazing I didn t think I d ever like Heidegger.


  3. Ahmed Diab Ahmed Diab says:

    What made this book a little extra special for me was how most of the letters came from Martin s side and despite how they indicate that they have been answered continuously back then, yet with the absence of Hannah s voice the book is still quite engaging The whole story of course is a mesmerizing tragedy.


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  5. robin friedman robin friedman says:

    Heidegger And ArendtMartin Heidegger 1889 1976 and Hannah Arendt 1906 1975 were among the most influential Twentieth Century thinkers The German philosopher Martin Heidegger remains best known for Being and Time 1927 and for his later turn to poetry and exegesis Hannah Arendt escaped from Nazi Germany and became and American citizen in 1951 She became a political philosopher and the author of books including The Origins of Totalitarianism , The Human Condition and Eichmann Heidegger And ArendtMartin Heidegger 1889 1976 and Hannah Arendt 1906 1975 were among the most influential Twentieth Century thinkers The German philosopher Martin Heidegger remains best known for Being and Time 1927 and for his later turn to poetry and exegesis Hannah Arendt escaped from Nazi Germany and became and American citizen in 1951 She became a political philosopher and the author of books including The Origins of Totalitarianism , The Human Condition and Eichmann in Jerusalem The long personal and intellectual relationship between Heidegger and Arendt is chronicled in this collection of letters written between 1925 1975, published and annotated by Ursula Ludz.In 1924, Arendt, a young and impressionable student, fell under the intellectual and personal influence of Heidegger at the University of Marburg At the time, Heidegger was 35, married, a father, and working furiously on Being and Time The teacher and student began a passionate affair which gradually evolved into a lasting friendship.The affair was intense on both sides I must come see you this evening and speak to your heart , Heidegger writes to Arendt in the opening letter of October 11, 1925 In a much later letter of 1950, after the two had resumed contact after 25 years, Heidegger writes of a recent photograph of Arendt You do not realize that it is the same gaze that leaped toward me on the lectern oh it was and will remain eternity, from afar and intimacy letter no 60 For her part, Arendt left Marburg abruptly in 1926 and soon thereafter made a bad marriage which ended in divorce Arendt married her second husband, Heinrich Blucher, in 1940 and the marriage lasted until Blucher s death in 1970.Ludz arranges the letters in the collection in three groups The first group, headed At first sight covers the period between 1925 1933 to include the love affair and its immediate aftermath Notable in this group is the final letter, no.45 written by Heidegger in 1932 or 1933 in which he tries, in an unconvincing way, to respond to allegations of anti semitism that Arendt had asked him about in a letter that has not survived.In 1950, after an absence of 25 years, Arendt and Heidegger began to correspond, with Arendt visiting the philosopher and his wife, Elfride This section of the letters, captioned The second look covers the period 1950 1965 Heidegger and Arendt have a difficult reconciliation, with Arendt struggling to allay the jealousy of Heidegger s wife, Elfride Heidegger had at first concealed the affair from Elfride research subsequent to the publication of this book shows that the Heidegger s had an open marriage and subsequently admitted to it The issue, apparently, was the concealment Heidegger and Arendt discuss in a restrained manner their former relationship, but these letters include a great deal of discussion of Heidegger s ongoing writings and reflections Heidegger does not appear overly interested in Arendt s writings during this time While the prose of the letters is restrained, Heidegger also wrote short poems for Arendt in these letters which, in their elliptical, philosophical way, testify to their former relationship as lovers.The third set of letters, subtitled Autumn begins in 1966 and continues through 1975, just before Arendt s death An Epilogue includes correspondence from Heidegger on learning of her death These are intellectually the most interesting of the letters, as both Heidegger and Arendt discuss their ongoing writings and in a sometimes lively manner exchange ideas The letters discuss the translation of Heidegger s works into English and their publication in the United States, Heidegger s organization of his unpublished papers, Heidegger and Elfride s move into retirement and Arendt s steadily increasing fame as a writer which Heidegger acknowledges at last Heidegger continues to write and to quote poems and the two exchange and discuss their own books and the books of others For example Arendt, sends Heidegger Melville s Billy Budd , one of her favorite novels.Most of the letters in the collection are by Heidegger, but Arendtthan holds her own The lifelong influence of Heidegger upon Arendt comes through The letters includes Arendt s famous lecture Martin Heidegger at Eighty delivered as a radio address on Heidegger s 80th birthday which Arendt sent to Heidegger as a birthday present Letter no 116 In this address, Arendt describes Heidegger s great influence of a generation of students, especially herself and his efforts to practice and teach thinking, among the rarest of gifts She describes Heidegger s influence both in destroying traditional philosophy and in rehabilitating the nature of thought The address also explores Heidegger s relationship with Nazism Arendt attempts to downplay this part of Heidegger s life by calling it a brief mistake and by analogizing it with Plato s experiences with the tyrant Dionysus of Syracuse Subsequent historical research has not been as gentle with Heidegger on this matter.Both Heidegger and Arendt wrote these letters in a chaste style, but their early passion comes through These letters will be valuable to those with an interest in either thinker Reading these letters may also encourage exploration of the major works that Arendt and Heidegger intended for publication and for which they should be remembered.Robin Friedman


  6. Ariadna73 Ariadna73 says:

    Estas cartas son alucinantes Hay ciertas frases sobre el amor y la vida que no se pueden olvidar Es cierto que Heidegger no era conocido por su capacidad para escribir a decir verdad lo hac a p simamente pero impulsado por el amor o las hormonas se busc la forma de ser un poquitico m s claro a la hora de expresarse y dirigirse a esta enigm tica mujer jud a por la que ard a de pasi n Hay que leerlo para entender muchas cosas que pasaron y luego para dejar de juzgar tan duramente al f Estas cartas son alucinantes Hay ciertas frases sobre el amor y la vida que no se pueden olvidar Es cierto que Heidegger no era conocido por su capacidad para escribir a decir verdad lo hac a p simamente pero impulsado por el amor o las hormonas se busc la forma de ser un poquitico m s claro a la hora de expresarse y dirigirse a esta enigm tica mujer jud a por la que ard a de pasi n Hay que leerlo para entender muchas cosas que pasaron y luego para dejar de juzgar tan duramente al fil sofo por haber pertenecido al tristemente c lebre partido Nazi


  7. Tahani Tahani says:

    Hannah Arendt, 2012


  8. Mamdouh Abdullah Mamdouh Abdullah says:

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