Could one of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth century have provided the theoretical reasoning to justify mass murder? Heidegger's Shadow explores the philosopher Martin Heidegger's collusion with the Nazis. Jose Pablo Feinmann reveals how Heidegger's thought shares an affinity with Nazi ideology. A timid former disciple of Martin Heidegger, Dieter Muller writes a long confessional letter to his son before committing suicide. Muller tells of his early years as a student of Heidegger and of the intellectual transformations and political conflict during the ascent of the Nazis. He muses upon Heidegger's ethically questionable stance as an academic during the war as well as upon Heidegger's love affair with Hannah Arendt. Muller ends up escaping Germany and living as an exile in Argentina. Years later, Muller's son decides to look for Heidegger in order to confront him over his relationship with the Nazis.
Jose Pablo Feinmann is a Jewish-Argentine philosopher, writer, playwright, and television host. He is the author of numerous essays and novels, including historical studies, philosophical works, detective fiction, plays, and screenplays. Joshua Price is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology and the Translation Research and Instruction Program at Binghamton University, New York, USA. His works include Prison and Social Death and a co-translation of Rodolfo Kusch's Indigenous and Popular Thinking in America. Maria Constanza Guzman is an associate professor in the School of Translation at Glendon College, York University. Her works include Gregory Rabassa's Latin American Literature: A Translator's Visible Legacy.