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Derrida, Heidegger and Industrial Agriculture: The Holocaust, Suffering and Compassion

Derrida, Heidegger and Industrial Agriculture: The Holocaust, Suffering and Compassion AbstractMartin Heidegger notoriously linked industrial agriculture and the Holocaust in a lecture given at Bremen while he was still banned from teaching under denazification measures. What has largely been overlooked is that Derrida also compared the two: in 1997, in an address given at the third Cerisy conference devoted his work. This apparent repetition will be understood within the broader framework of his reading of Heidegger and, in particular, with what the latter says concerning technology. It will be argued that while Derrida views industrial agriculture as a series of technical issues, each demanding of particular attention, Heidegger sees its only as an instance of Technik. Most significantly, while the latter’s philosophy offers no resources for treating it as demanding an ethical response, for Derrida our relation to animals should be guided by compassion. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Research in Phenomenology Brill

Derrida, Heidegger and Industrial Agriculture: The Holocaust, Suffering and Compassion

Research in Phenomenology , Volume 51 (2): 26 – Sep 22, 2021

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Brill
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Copyright © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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0085-5553
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1569-1640
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10.1163/15691640-12341473
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AbstractMartin Heidegger notoriously linked industrial agriculture and the Holocaust in a lecture given at Bremen while he was still banned from teaching under denazification measures. What has largely been overlooked is that Derrida also compared the two: in 1997, in an address given at the third Cerisy conference devoted his work. This apparent repetition will be understood within the broader framework of his reading of Heidegger and, in particular, with what the latter says concerning technology. It will be argued that while Derrida views industrial agriculture as a series of technical issues, each demanding of particular attention, Heidegger sees its only as an instance of Technik. Most significantly, while the latter’s philosophy offers no resources for treating it as demanding an ethical response, for Derrida our relation to animals should be guided by compassion.

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Research in PhenomenologyBrill

Published: Sep 22, 2021

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