Professor John Hall
Journal of Economic Literature Classification Codes
F52, N44, P40
Aristotle, Martin Heidegger, National socialism, Nazi, philosophy, Pre-Socratics
This inquiry seeks to establish that Martin Heidegger registered as a compromised man in his ethics and philosophy. First, through analyzing Heidegger’s roots in Aristotle and the Pre-Socratics, this inquiry will introduce Heidegger’s philosophical compatibility with the Nazi Party. After deciphering his rectorial address in 1933 and subsequent actions during his rectorship of the University of Freiburg, this inquiry considers the level of Nazi indoctrination in Heidegger’s work. Finally, this inquiry carefully considers Heidegger’s compromised character through his actions in the post-‐rectorate phase.
© Mark Miller
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Miller, Mark. "Martin Heidegger: A Compromised Man, Working Paper No. 9", Portland State University Economics Working Papers. 9. (15 March 2013) i + 15 pages.