Special Section on Martin Heidegger

Introduction to Martin Heidegger’s “The German Student as Worker” and “The German University”*

By Richard Wolin
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Under the Third Reich, the true meaning of the pseudo-revolutionary concept of Arbeit was best demonstrated by Heidegger. Taking his cue from Ernst Jünger, Heidegger exalted work “existentially.” He demanded that his students surrender their academic insularity for the more demanding and risky life of Arbeitsdienst or “labor service.” Emblematic of these developments was the unspeakable motto that greeted prisoners…

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The German Student as Worker: Matriculation Ceremony Speech November 25th, 1933

By Martin Heidegger
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Translated by Christian Struck, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, Harvard University German students and teachers! Dear guests! Matriculation is the act by which students join the ranks of the academic community of the university. Thereby, the student becomes an “academic citizen.” He* acquires rights, including the following: to enroll in lectures, after payment of the…

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The German University

By Martin Heidegger
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(Two addresses delivered at summer courses for Foreign Students at the University of Freiburg, August 15-16, 1934) Translated by Christian Struck, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, Harvard University You would like to know what the German university is. Above all, you want to learn how the German university is today. The best way to answer these questions…

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