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The problematic relationship between Heidegger's political

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The problematic relationship between Heidegger's political views and his seminal status as a philosopher is a continuing point of contention in the historical assessment of his achievements. His contributions to Continental philosophy in works such as Sein und Zeit have been read, in some circles, through the critical lens of his affiliation with National Socialism in Nazi Germany during the Second World War. His writing during that time covered a broad range of subjects, including philosophy, politics, and aesthetics. His work on ontology directly influenced his contemporary philosophical thinkers, such as Jean-Paul Sartre. Though he is widely regarded within philosophical circles as one of the preeminent luminaries, along with Husserl, in the modem development of ontology, certain scholars and thinkers militate against the value of his thought in its entirety. To regard Heideggees work highly would be, in their eyes, to absolve him of his support of the politics of Nazism, even though he is being evaluated solely on the basis of his contributions to the study of philosophy and not in any political context.
1) Select the sentence in the passage in which the author summarizes the competing attitudes toward Heidegger within the academic community.

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Though he is widely regarded within philosophical circles as one of the preeminent luminaries, along with Husserl, in the modem development of ontology, certain scholars and thinkers militate against the value of his thought in its entirety.


Consider each of the choices separately and select all that apply.

2) The author asserts which of the following about Heidegger?

A) Some academics view him positively for both his political and philosophical work.
B) His legacy has been affected by opinions he expressed during World War II.
C) Some academics view him positively, while others cannot countenance him at all.

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B,C


3) Which conclusion is implied by the author in his description of the status of Heidegger's legacy?
A) Heidegger's work should not be given serious recognition due to his political views.
B) The Second World War fostered a climate of intellectual innovation in Europe.
C) It is possible to critically evaluate Heidegger's contributions to philosophy while not absolving him of responsibility for his political views.
D) Scholars should consider the entire body of work of a thinker, in every field to which he or she contributed when assessing that thinker's legacy in any one field.
E) It is impossible to divorce the study of politics from the study of philosophy.

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C


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Re: The problematic relationship between Heidegger's political [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2019, 20:23
Any explanation please?
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Re: The problematic relationship between Heidegger's political [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2019, 09:41
Could definitely use your help @Carcass. I'm torn on Q2, as I saw "opinion" to be a more lax word that undermined the fact that he was actually associated with and embraced those political views in WW2 that are affecting his legacy.
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Re: The problematic relationship between Heidegger's political [#permalink] New post 11 Jul 2019, 02:30
1. Though he is widely regarded within philosophical circles as one of the preeminent luminaries, along with Husserl, in the modem development of ontology, certain scholars and thinkers militate against the value of his thought in its entirety.
This sentence provides a summary as per the passage, it also exposes the attitudes toward Heideggar.

2. Option A is incorrect as it is mentioned in the passage that his work on Ontology directly influenced his contemporary workers. It is not discussed that some academics view him positively for his political and philosophical work.
B is discussed and C is also discussed

3. The same is explained towards the end of the passage at the last sentence.
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