Hannah Arendt Center Conferences

The Black Notebooks (1931-1941): What Heidegger's Denktagebuch reveals about his thinking during the Nazi regime

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 Goethe-Institut Wyoming Building
4:30 pm – 8:00 pm
This event occurred on:  Tue. April 8, 4:30 pm – 8 pm

The long-standing controversy about Martin Heidegger's political beliefs has been rekindled with the imminent publication of the first volumes of his Denktagebuch, a collection of notes and outlines he kept for nearly 50 years. Scholars in France have argued against the publication of his notes, pointing to suspected anti-Semitic remarks as proof that Heidegger was an anti-Semite, as well as a loyal member of the Nazi party. Peter Trawny, the editor of the volumes, has cautioned against reading the excerpts outside the context in which they appear.


4:30-5:45pm Public conversation between Peter Trawny (Martin-Heidegger-Institut, Bergische Universität Wuppertal) and Roger Berkowitz (Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and the Humanities, Bard College)
5:45-6:30pm Reception
6:30-8:00pm Panel discussion with Babette Babich (Fordham University), Andrew Mitchell (Emory University), and Peter Trawny, moderated by Roger Berkowitz 

Goethe-Institut Wyoming Building
5 East 3rd Street
New York, NY 10003
In English
Free admission