Monster High Freaky Fab
 
Movies visit the Family Entertainment Center for more entertainment resources
Browse by Title
Browse by Release Date

The Ister

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Documentary
Release Date:February 10, 2006
Running time:189 minutes
Cast:Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe, Jean-Luc Nancy, Bernard Stiegler, Hans-Jürgen Syberberg
Director:David Barison, Daniel Ross
Producer:David Barison, Daniel Ross
Writer:Daniel Ross, David Barison
Distributor:First Run/Icarus Films

Web Site: http://www.theister.com/

Description: At the height of World War II, the most influential philosopher of the 20th century delivered a series of lectures on a poem about the Danube River by one of Germany's greatest poets. The philosopher was Martin Heidegger, who in 1927 achieved worldwide fame with his magnum opus, "Being and Time." Heidegger embraced the National Socialist "revolution" in 1933, becoming rector of Freiburg University. His inaugural address culminated in "Heil Hitler!" After clashing with the Nazi bureaucracy, he resigned the rectorate in 1934. Nine years later, as the tide of the war was turning against Germany, Heidegger spent the summer semester lecturing on the poetry of Friedrich Hölderlin. He focused on a poem about the Danube known as "The Ister." Rather than an esoteric retreat into the world of poetry, Heidegger's lectures were a direct confrontation with the political, cultural and military chaos facing Germany and the world in 1942, a time the philosopher characterized in his lectures as "the stellar hour of our commencement." However controversial Heidegger continues to be, his thought remains alive in the work of some of the most remarkable thinkers and artists working today.

Movie summaries and listings powered by Cinema-Source

stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Twitter icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks

highlights

Gift Ideas Sure to Please
Find the best gifts for girls, and everyone else on your list! Visit our Holiday Shopping Headquarters. Brought to you by Monster High.

Kindergarten Readiness App Wins Gold
Our Kindergarten Readiness app won the Gold Award of Excellence in the educational category at the 2014 Communicator Awards. This valuable checklist comes with games and activities to help your child practice the essential skills she needs for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

Print this free holiday wish list for kids, so they can tell you what they really want this year! Brought to you by Monster High.

Find Today's Newest & Best Children's Books!
Looking for newly released books for your child? Try our new Book Finder tool to search for new books by age, type, and theme, and create reading lists for kids!