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Guide to the Helene Weiss Heidegger lecture notes, 1920-1949
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Weiss, Helene, d.1951. Heidegger lecture notes,
    Date (inclusive): 1920-1949
    Collection number: M0631
    Creator: Weiss, Helene, d.1951.
    Extent: 2.25 linear ft.
    Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
    Abstract: The collection contains notes thaken by Helene Weiss and her associates during a series of courses taken from Heidegger; it forms a complete and clearly presented corpus of Heidegger's teaching and philosophy in one of the most important periods of his career.
    Language: English.

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    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

    Preferred Citation

    Helene Weiss Heidegger lecture notes. M0631. Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.


    A student of Martin Heidegger from 1920 until 1934, when she was driven into exile from Germany. She received her doctorate in Basel under Prof. Schmalenbach, and eventually settled in England and taught mainly at the University of Glasgow. She died in 1951. Being absent in some semesters for family reasons, Helene Weiss completed the series of Heidegger's lectures and seminars by copying H. Mèorchen or other students' notes. She was part of a group of students (Mèorchen himself, Hans W. Loewald, Bondi, Brecht, etc.), who used to meet after Heidegger's courses to compare their own notes in order to check and complete them with precise quotations from Greek texts and translations.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The collection contains a complete and clearly presented corpus of Heidegger's teaching and philosophy in his most important period. The course of 1934 (M26) is the only publication of this material (Farias at Anthropos's).

    Access Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Heidegger, Martin, 1889-1976.