From: "Stuart Elden" <Stuart.Elden@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 19 Mar 1999 09:09:15 -0000
Thanks for the reply.
>Aristotle speaks in 1141b about several applications of
>prudence and their relation. He believes that one of
>these applications must be the "archi-tektonikae", i.e.
>the "orginal" application.
>Following Heidegger (GA19:140) the original application
>of prudence is the political one: political prudence.
It's interesting that so far in my reading of GA19, Heidegger does not
translate, and doesn't even really interpret, what _polis_ and _politike_
might mean. Bearing in mind his later challenges, can we simply turn them
into politics? Heidegger seems to be suggesting it is concerned with being
with others, and linked to _phronesis_.
>Does this still support your two-positions theory?
It challenges it, for sure. That's why I posted the quote to this list. What
I don't understand is how if Heidegger believed this in 1924/5 he was able
to offer the interpretation in GA34 in 1932 and the Rectorship address in
It's something I'm thinking about. It doesn't to my mind alter the fact that
Heidegger reinterprets his 1932/3 position after resigning the Rectorship,
but it does raise the question of why his 1932/3 position seemed tenable to
him at all.
I've not seen this quote mentioned in the literature on Heidegger and
politics. Any one else? And are there other passages of Heidegger pre Being
and Time that refer to these issues?
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