Martin Heidegger and Karl Marx remain two of the most influential thinkers in philosophy, in political science and other social sciences, and in the humanities. Yet there has never been a full-length study in English of the relationship between their ideas, and there has only been one study in German (from 1966). A Productive Dialogue fills this gap and contradicts the widely held assumption that Heidegger had no significant engagement with Marx. Hemming focuses on four related areas of inquiry-Heidegger's reading of Marx; Marx's relation to G. W. F. Hegel; Heidegger's disastrous political involvement with National Socialism; and the significance of Hegel, Marx, Heidegger, and Friedrich Nietzsche for the politics of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. A Productive Dialogue explores the understanding of political processes, systems, and behaviour that animates both thinkers.
Laurence Paul Hemming is a research fellow in the Department of Organisation, Work and Technology of the Lancaster University Management School in the United Kingdom.
Preface Introduction - There is no Justice in Heidegger or for Marx Chapter 1 - Interpretations of Heidegger and Marx Chapter 2 - The History of Marx and Heidegger Chapter 3 - The History and Negation of Metaphysics Chapter 4 - Logic and Dialectic Chapter 5 - Metaphysics of the Human State Chapter 6 - The Situation of Germany Chapter 7 - The Ideology of Germany Chapter 8 - Nazism, Liberalism, Humanism Chapter 9 - The Jewish Question Chapter 10 - Speaking of the Essence of Man Chapter 11 - Production - Previously this was Called God Chapter 12 - The End of Humanism Chapter 13 - Between Men and Gods Chapter 14 - Conclusion Bibliography Index