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Jeff Malpas

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780262016841

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262016841.001.0001

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Heidegger in Benjamin’s City

Heidegger in Benjamin’s City

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Heidegger and the Thinking of Place

Jeff Malpas

The MIT Press

This chapter describes how Heidegger might find himself in Benjamin’s city, and what the place of this city might be in Heidegger’s own thought. Walter Benjamin’s work, in contrast to Heidegger’s association with the rural and the provincial, is inextricably bound up with the images and ideas associated with the metropolitan spaces and places that figure so prominently in his writing. The discussion begins by leaving Benjamin and focusing first on the provincialism that so pervaded Heidegger’s thinking—if not his world. From this it is possible to conclude that Heidegger’s thought is not merely rooted in peasant life, but actively extols it in opposition to the rise of the urban, the metropolitan, and also, of course, the modern.

Keywords:   rural, provincial, Heidegger, Walter Benjamin, metropolitan, provincialism, peasant life, urban, modern

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