Abbey @ Drakes speculates
. I read this out loud to the Significant Other (creative writing degree).
I’m not saying that I’ll get a job because I’ve studied the philosophy of Martin Heidegger, but I am saying the skills I used to read, understand, and discuss Heidegger should serve me well in whatever my future endeavors are.
S.O.: "Tell her to take some engineering classes."
I picked up the October 9 New York Review of Books downtown yesterday. In it, Peter E. Gordon reviews the black notebooks. It's not available on their web site. Sadly, the review only addresses the same passages about Jewery that have already been presented in other articles. Surprisingly, it focuses in on the "notorious postwar remark" comparing the death camps to "the motorized food industry", from the Bremen lectures, citing references from the 1980s about deleted passages, and how these demonstrate both the "banal prejudices of a provincial childhood" and is, at the same time, "prone to the most lamentable abstraction". Since then, the complete text of the lectures has been published (1994
) and translated (2012), so we can read the lecture itself, rather than depending solely on other's reports. In context, Heidegger's remark is about the Nazis' requisition of supplies and conscription of labor, under which everything was considered primarily as the ordering of resources. There was a Nova PBS show that made a similar point. In 1995, "Nazi Designers of Death
", described how the Nazi requisitioned an agricultural firm that had fabricated crematoria for cattle culls, and ordered them redesigned for Birkenau. For the engineers at the firms, it was just another job whose requirements challenged forth technological design. Perhaps we need abstraction to understand such forms of rational reasoning.
Heidegger’s Black Notebooks: A Conference – Film Screening & Discussion
With Richard Wolin, Jeffrey Van Davis, Emmanuel Faye, Karsten Harries, and Thomas Sheehan.
New pic on Corbis Images: Ulrich von Buelow presents Heidegger's Black Notebooks
The German Literature Archive Marbach is in charge of Heidegger's estate.
Interesting. Last I had heard, the family was in control.
Taylor Carman lectures on what Heidegger means by representation.
In Full Stop, Tyler Malone interviews
Simon Critchley. He's got a new book on Bowie
Anxiety for Heidegger is the mood that first reveals the self. It’s the mood where the self is first precipitated, precipitated against the world. The world as it were drops away, slips away. What’s revealed is me, but not me as some substance, rather me as a nothing — a me that is a kind of mood of anxiety or boredom or a bundle of neurons or whatever it might be. That’s the zone that music speaks to. That’s the claim I’d like to make, as strange as it seems.