From Mitsein to Volk : Jean-Luc Nancy and the Geschichtlichkeit question in Heidegger

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Colledge, Richard J.. (2023). From Mitsein to Volk : Jean-Luc Nancy and the Geschichtlichkeit question in Heidegger. In In Hopkins, Burt C. and De Santis, Daniele (Ed.). The new yearbook for phenomenology and phenomenological philosophy ; volume 21 pp. 357-375 Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003434801-24
AuthorsColledge, Richard J.
EditorsHopkins, Burt C. and De Santis, Daniele
Abstract

Recent years have seen an accentuation in claims that early Heideggerian works are infected with totalitarian ideas that came to full realisation in the early 1930s. In challenging this claim, I suggest that the trajectory from Geschichtlichkeit and Mitsein in Being and Time to Heidegger’s later lamentable political involvements is both complicated and tenuous. After first defending this stance with reference to the account of Schuld in Being and Time, I draw substantively on the work of Jean-Luc Nancy in arguing that Heidegger’s later political thought amounts to a perversion of his earlier admittedly under-developed accounts of Geschichtlichkeit and Mitsein. Further, with Nancy, I suggest there is much to be learned here more generally—both by Heidegger’s great insights and great failures—concerning the dialectic of self and community.

KeywordsMartin Heidegger; Jean-Luc Nancy; Geschichtlichkeit; Mitsein; National Socialism
Page range357-375
Year2023
Book titleThe new yearbook for phenomenology and phenomenological philosophy ; volume 21
PublisherRoutledge
Place of publicationLondon, United Kingdom
New York, New York
ISBN9781032562810
9781032562834
9781003434801
ISSN1533-7472
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003434801-24
Scopus EID2-s2.0-85174136459
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