Error title
Some error text about your books and stuff.
Close
Martin Heidegger and European Nihilism cover
  • ISBN: 9780231084062
  • ISBN10: 0231084064

Martin Heidegger and European Nihilism

by Karl Lowith

  • List Price: $105.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Columbia Univ Pr
  • Publish date: 05/01/1995
used Add to Cart $47.25
You save: 55%
Marketplace Item
new Add to Cart $51.70
You save: 51%
Marketplace Item
Description
Martin Heidegger and European Nihilism makes available in English Lowith's major writings concerning the origins of cultural breakdown in Europe that paved the way for the Third Reich. Including incisive discussions of Heidegger and Carl Schmitt, a noted legal theorist of the same period who also supported the Third Reich, Heidegger and European Nihilism helps to illuminate the allure of Nazism for scholars committed to revolutionary nihilism. Lowith's landmark essay on European nihilism is also included in its entirety here, along with two never-before-published letters from Heidegger to Lowith. In a work of impressive historical depth, Lowith traces the abandonment of higher European ideals in favor of a fatal flirtation with nihilism. These essays explore the enthronement of man above God, a trend that had begun to appear in European thought by the mid-nineteenth century in the works of Nietzsche and Marx and one that informed the nihilist philosophies of Heidegger and other theorists of the early twentieth century. An introduction by editor Richard Wolin provides lucid commentary, placing the three essays gathered here in a broad historical context, along with suggestions for further reading. This seminal work of intellectual history sheds light on the fascist impulses of nihilism in the first half of the twentieth century, but also offers unique perspective on the intellectual malaise of today.
Expand description
Seller Condition Comments Price  
art longwood books

Location: Rockport, MA
Like New
Shipping Icon
8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Hard cover in dust jacket., small security label to
[...]
$47.25
Edge Bookstore

Location: Diamond Bar, CA
New
Shipping Icon
New-clean, pristine, shiny-new-Ships from legendary independent online
[...]
$51.70
Ergodebooks

Location: Richmond, TX
Ask seller a question
New
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.
$157.27