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Birth of German Philosopher Martin Heidegger

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German philosopher Martin Heidegger is born in Baden, Germany. Widely known for his existential and phenomenological philosophy, he used Husserl's ideas about phenomenology to explore the nature of "Being" itself.

Heidegger's philosophy was that the nature of human existence involves active participation in the world, regardless of what that participation entails. Heidegger labeled this "being there," in German Dasein.

Martin Heidegger's philosophical writings are sometimes overshadowed by his enthusiastic support for the Nazis and their education policies while he served as Rector for the University of Freiburg from 1933 to 1934.

Heidegger not only publicly converted to and promoted National Socialism, but he also deliberately distanced himself from Husserl, a Jewish philosopher whom had admired and owed much to. Because of all this, Heidegger was suspended from all teaching duites for a few years after the war. There will be long-standing debate over the exact scope and nature of his Nazi sympathies.


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