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Shattering The Political Or The Question Of War In Heidegger’S "Letter On Humanism.”, Babette Babich May 2013

Shattering The Political Or The Question Of War In Heidegger’S "Letter On Humanism.”, Babette Babich

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Jean Beaufret’s question concerning humanism was “politically” framed on several levels as initially presented to Heidegger.1 Accordingly, Heidegger’s own response was itself political: invoking both technology and the self-same question of science that we remain—and to this day—still “too pious” (in Nietzsche’s words) to be able to frame as a question: the very same question Heidegger develops in his later lectures delivered to the businessmen of Germany, including his Question Concerning Technology. The preoccupation with thinking technology and thinking science remains with Heidegger to the end of his life. Even more significant perhaps (particularly ...