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Deleted the editorial comment on the Holocaust. It's not the only place he mentions or comments on the Holocaust (but it is one of those most cited), and people can judge Heidegger's silence (and Lyotard's comments on that silence) for themselves, and probably better somewhere where there is also presented background on this particular little debate. Mgasner 23:51, 22 October 2005 (UTC)

Images on right-hand sideEdit

Is it only me who thinks these are, almost without exception, ridiculously out of place? Particularly the one of the house alongside the quotation from the Letter on Humanism; also the picture attending the quotation about play.

—This unsigned comment is by 71.190.16.195 (talkcontribs) .
The house was one of the few available images relating to Heidegger at all at the time I posted it, and as one of his homes I thought it related well to his comment that "Language is the house of the truth of Being." It isn't the most profoundly interesting image that might be chosen, but it relates, and draws attention to several ideas. I believe that the image of the children at play actually relates well to the quote
"The "because" withers away in the play. The play is without "why."
It allows the play of thought to proceed along many potential avenues of consideration, and potential insight.
Your comments did draw my attention to the page, and a little browsing at the commons allowed me to replace a very unclear image of a sculpture with a much clearer photo of his face, which wasn't available when last I worked on it. ~ Kalki 19:55, 3 November 2009 (UTC)

Bloom QuotationEdit

I feel a bit of a need to justify the comment by Bloom on Heidegger. I do think they are useful for discussion, even if they may be unfairly made on Bloom's part. For one, I took it to be useful the original purpose of this section, namely to give an idea of contemporary reactions to the figure in question. Second, that Bloom's comments might highlight him as an "outlier" against Heidegger's studies of such "sublime" poets as Rilke and Hölderlin, even if Bloom's comments are entirely unfounded. Third, that Hiedegger's thought is always tricky to connect to any other figures not influenced by him, and as such, Bloom's contrasting Freud against Heidegger is a parallel not considered by most other literature.--Artimaean (talk) 18:58, 27 August 2013 (UTC)

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