Judaism Meets Heidegger

with Dr Harris Bor

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Lover, Hater, Revealer – Judaism Meets Martin Heidegger. Martin Heidegger (1889-1976) is widely regarded as one of the most influential modern philosopher. His name is often viewed as anathema in Jewish circles being seen as anti-Semitic with sympathies for the Nazi regime. His philosophical diaries (the “black notebooks”) describe “World Judaism” as having a “talent for calculation”.

His prejudices did not stop him from having a love affair with his Jewish student, Hannah Arendt, whose own philosophy was influenced by his thought. Jacques Derrida, Leo Strauss and Emmanuel Levinas also draw on Heidegger, and his ideas are not just of interest to professional philosophers, but are relevant to Judaism and worthy of consideration by anyone interested in life’s big questions – what does it mean to act authentically, the dangers of technology, revelation and concealment, mysticism and identity? All will be explained.

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