Uprooting, Criminality and Machination: Jews and Nazis in Martin Heidegger's Black Notebooks

Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Photo of Richard Polt holding a typewriter
Xavier University philosophy Professor Richard Polt discusses Jews and Nazis in Martin Heidegger's black notebooks. This lecture is part of the Department of Jewish Studies 2018 - 19 lecture series, Holocaust Across the Disciplines. Funded in part by the Morris Weiss Award in Holocaust Education. Reception to follow. Free.
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Humanities Building, Room 415
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Department of Jewish Studies
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Department of Jewish Studies
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415-338-6075
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Richard Polt holds a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from University of California, Berkeley, and a Ph.D. from University of Chicago. His main interests are the metaphysical and ethical problems of Greek and German philosophy. He has taught elective courses on a variety of topics, including Plato, Aristotle, Kant, German idealism, existentialism, slavery, time and Heidegger. His books include Heidegger: An Introduction (Cornell University Press, 1999), A Companion to Heidegger’s Introduction to Metaphysics (Yale University Press, 2001), Heidegger’s Being and Time: Critical Essays (Rowman and Littlefield, 2005) and The Emergency of Being: On Heidegger’s Contributions to Philosophy (Cornell University Press, 2006).

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  • Holocaust Center of San Francisco (a division of Jewish Family and Children's Services)
  • Philosophy Department

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