This article attempts to highlight the relationship between what is known as “decolonial” thought and Martin Heidegger. Representatives of this current of thought claim to denounce, by following Heidegger’s alleged exposure of Descartes’ thought, a profound perversion and mystification intended to impose the European exception for three centuries. To do this, they turn their backs on academic methods, seeking a “truth” of history—inaccessible to them through historical methods—and ignoring what is said by the texts in favor of what, allegedly, is actually said. Without always referring explicitly to him, they join Heidegger in the absence of a moral thought, the ethical questioning being sent back to an indefinite future, and they advocate “decolonization,” a global project of bringing Being closer together, as the only path to follow.
- decolonial thought
- Martin Heidegger