Object-Oriented Philosophy on the Faye book
But it’s hard to have much sympathy for Heidegger as “a poor misunderstood figure.” He brought much of this on himself. So, let’s not spare any pity on him as a person when reading this book. Let’s just hope Faye’s impact is limited, because philosophy will not be helped if several key Heideggerian breakthroughs are misread as nothing but codes for Nazi propaganda. What would happen if someone said that Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle is just code for the irrational decisionism of the Third Reich overlords for whom Heisenberg labored to build an atomic bomb, and should be removed from physics?
As for Heidegger, it remains unclear to me how either the question of the meaning of being or the tool-analysis are contaminated with Nazi ideology. It’s such a strange interpretation.
Sympathy is wasted on the dead, but there are certainly those alive deserving in opprobrium.