Ah yes, the Senegal Negro

Here’s Harman, quoting Heidegger from 1919. At one point I collected Heidegger’s quotes on Africans (they span his career and this one may be the least cringe-inducing).

This reminds me of an egregious Heidegger quote that I still don’t know exists. I knew someone who quoted it in one book–really racist stuff. And I couldn’t find the quote. The footnote only referred me to another book by the same author. I then got that book, which referred me to the author’s journal article. I then went to the journal article… which referred me back to the book. A perfectly closed system of citations.

When I got to that last citation, I just had to smile: well, what did I expect when I was following crumbs like that?