Author(s): Yvonne Sherratt
Hitler saw himself as a 'philosopher-leader', and astonishingly gained the support of many intellectuals of his time. In this compelling book, Yvonne Sherratt explores Hitler's relationship with philosophers - those who supported his rise to power and those whose lives were wrecked by his regime. Sherratt illuminates how Hitler vulgarized noble thinkers of the past, and reveals how leading philosophers of the 1930s eagerly collaborated to lend the Nazi regime a cloak of respectability, while opponents and Semitic thinkers - Huber, Benjamin, Adorno and Arendt - were forced to flee, were hunted down or murdered.
Yvonne Sherratt was educated at Cambridge University, and is a former fellow of Corpus Christi College. She most recently taught at New College, Oxford. She is author of Adorno's Positive Dialectic and Continental Philosophy of Social and Political Science.