Jason Reza Jorjani is a philosopher and faculty member at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He is author of Prometheus and Atlas, World State of Emergency, and Lovers of Sophia.
Here he describes Martin Heidegger’s 1927 classic book that served as a forerunner for both existentialism and post-modernism in philosophy. He notes that human existence is radically historical. He also describes three unique approach to human history: antiquarian, critical, and monumental. Heidegger felt that the monumental approach, which looked toward the future while appreciating the contributions of the past, was the most authentic. Jorjani suggests that Zionism is an example of this approach.
Many viewers will know that Jason Reza Jorjani has suffered from libel and persecution as a result of his, generally misunderstood, political views. He is a brilliant scholar who has now been unfairly disgraced and is forced to fight a legal battle, while continuing his research and writing, without any regular employment. Therefore we have set up this “Go Fund Me” page in order to assist this worthy individual. Please visit https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-fund-jason-reza-jorjani039s-next-project and contribute generously.
(Recorded on October 23, 2017)
Published on October 25, 2017