- 24 Nov 2012 15:54
It's difficult to suggest that Heidegger was more radical than Marx on a social level. Heidegger's philosophy left little room for deconstructing mechanisms of power in society, which, in relation to capitalist society, was a primary agenda for Marx. Heidegger's philosophy led to psychological O resignation, something that in many ways came out in the "New Left". Furthermore, Marxist analysis--or at least work more influenced from Marx--depends more on a socio-historical analysis, whereas Heideggerian analysis turns to ontological issues and history is not as critically engaged.
I also think that his continued popularity is quite problematic for both philosophy and the "post-modern Left"
Truth lives, in fact, for the most part on a credit system. Our thoughts and beliefs 'pass,' so long as nothing challenges them, just as banknotes pass so long as nobody refuses them.