From: "Prof. Dr. Rafael Capurro" <capurro@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 22 Feb 1999 16:51:02 +0100
henk really, some weeks ago I put your isolated citation about the necessity
of racism in its context. you said: you won this round,
now you start again, with accusations, absolutions, etc. I ask myself, what
the other participants of this list think about this
this time, exceptionally, without kind regards
Von: h.vantuijl@xxxxxx <h.vantuijl@xxxxxx>
Datum: Montag, 22. Februar 1999 14:30
Betreff: Heidegger and apologetics
>Re: Heidegger's apple (h.vantuijl@xxxxxx, 13:18)
>> _absolving_ H., oh Henk
>> does H. really need yours (our) kind absolution?
>> I didn't know such kind of catholic practices were so popular in the
>> by the way: the catholic priest _gives_ an absolution in the name of God
>> nomine...) not in his (or any other human) name
>He does so, saying "absolvo te in nomine ...". He is
>empowered to give an absolution. Confession is still
>much practiced in the Netherlands and the Roman
>Catholic Church is doing well - under the
>However, there seems to be a misunderstanding in
>another direction. I wrote:
>>>By the way, I cannot see how Plato's racism
>>>absolves Heidegger, who saw racism in the
>>>form of Rassenpflege as a necessity.
>I am not the one who deems it necessary that Heidegger
>be absolved. On the contrary.
>Although my deep admiration for him - in particular
>for the work he has done in his Marburg years - may be
>seen as a support for the work done by fundamentalist
>apologetists, I am not one of the whitewashers at all
>To put it crudely, I am not interested in the freeing
>of Heidegger but of his thinking.
>The fact that he kept silent is no reason for us to
>follow him in this silence - and to go along with the
>policy of hush he plotted.
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