Monday, October 26, 2009

Just in time for Halloween: today's pop quiz!



Q: "How many scholarly stakes in the heart will we need before Martin Heidegger (1889-1976), still regarded by some as Germany's greatest 20th-century philosopher, reaches his final resting place as a prolific, provincial Nazi hack?" -- Carlin Romano

6 comments:

Jordan said...

A piece designed to set comment streams afire.

Don Share said...

I'm sure Romano's real project was to come to terms with the alterity of philosophical thinking, and consequently of its language. On my blog, you'll notice, we get nothing but the pure delight of the beckoning stillness. Present company excluded, of course.

Bobby said...

I heard a rumor that this was supposed to be the bonus track in Superfreakonomics.

Kent Johnson said...

It's sure dang strange that the two 20th century philosophers who have offered the most sustained discussion of poetry are 1) a Nazi and 2) a Maoist.

Kent Johnson said...

Well, OK, two out of the three or four 20th cent. philosophs most attentive to poetry, anyway.

Don Share said...

Let's see... the Maoist is... Luke Haines??