From: Stephen Schneck <schneck@xxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 19 Mar 1999 08:30:20 -0500
Thank you very much for posting this. I was unaware of this
piece and it will be useful for some writing I'm doing and
for a seminar on Heidegger and political theory that I'm
doing in the fall.
Like you, however, I too would like a respite from the
well-rehearsed and oft-repeated "Heidegger & Politics"
polemics that we've enjoyed recently in this forum.
> I'm not intending to open up the Heidegger and politics thing again, but I
> came across the following when working through GA19, Plato's Sophist
> "_eie d' an tis kai entaytha arkhitektonike_ (b22f) And also here
> within the
> _prakitike_ there may exist a certain order of connection, a leading and a
> guiding. Insofar as the _anthropos_ is the _zoon politikon_,
> _praxis_ is to
> be understood as a mode of being with others; and insofar as this is the
> _telos_, _phronesis_ is of the character of the _politike_" (fn).
> (S139, ET
> The note that follows, added by the editor, says 'Heidegger did not
> elaborate further'. How I wish he had, as this appears to me to
> be much more
> like his position in 1942/3 than 1932/3.
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