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Heidegger's PolemosFrom Being to Politics$
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Gregory Fried

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780300080384

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300080384.001.0001

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Conclusion: Where Do We Go from Here?

Conclusion: Where Do We Go from Here?

(p.246) Conclusion: Where Do We Go from Here?
Heidegger's Polemos

Gregory Fried

Yale University Press

This chapter concludes the arguments brought forth by the book regarding Heidegger's polemos with his thinking. But while it has confronted this, it remains incomplete, and would need a deconstruction in order to understand and derive the Being of our politics. The chapter thus suggests avenues for further study with regards to how the question of Being affects us as political animals. For Heidegger, the question of being led him into the Nazi fold—although that does not mean that Being would eventually lead us towards this path. It then considers the important role that postmodernists play in undertaking the darkest episodes of humanity's history and politics. Finally, it iterates the need for polemos, where if polemos means an ongoing need for a constant openness to interpretation and questioning, then freedom demands polemos—and the polemos demands freedom.

Keywords:   Heidegger's polemos, Being of our politics, question of Being, Heidegger, polemos

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