IBNA- 'Heidegger, Žižek and Revolution (Perspectives of Critical Theory and Education)' (2014), a book by Finish philosopher Tere Vadén on the commonalities and differences between the two philosophers has been published in Persian.
The book has been translated into Persian by Ali Rasouli. Hezareh Sevom-e Andisheh (Third Millenium of Thinking) Publishing has released 'Heidegger, Žižek and Revolution' in 294 pages and 500 copies.
Why did Martin Heidegger, the giant of continental philosophy, believe in 1933 that Hitler is the future of Europe? And why does Slavoj Žižek, "the most dangerous philosopher in the West", support Heidegger's right-wing militancy?
Heidegger and Žižek are not only erudite thinkers on human being but also incorrigible revolutionaries who even after the catastrophic failures of their favorite revolutions - the October revolution for Žižek and the National Socialist revolution for Heidegger - want to overcome capitalism; undemocratically, if necessary.
The two share a spirited and sophisticated rejection of the liberalist worldview and the social order based on it. The problem is not that liberalism is factually wrong, but rather that it is ethically bad. Both argue for building and educating a new collective based on human finitude and communality.
In the tradition of the Enlightenment, Žižek advocates a universalist revolution, whereas Heidegger sees the transformation rooted in particular historical existence, inviting a bewildering array of mutually exclusive criticisms and apologies of his view. The crisis that Heidegger and Žižek want to address is still here, but their unquestioned Europocentrism sets a dark cloud over the whole idea of revolution.
He teaches art education at Aalto University, Helsinki, and is an editor of the Finnish philosophical journal niin & näin (http://www.netn.fi). He has published several articles on the philosophy of mind and language, as well as the books 'Wikiworld' (with Juha Suoranta; Pluto 2010), and 'Artistic Research Methodology' (with Mika Hannula and Juha Suoranta, Peter Lang 2014).
One of Tere's research topics is open source and the various forms of peer production. He is one of the initiators of vertaisrahasto.fi (http://www.vertaisrahasto.fi) a peer fund for anonymous research proposals, and a contributor to the research initiative Statistical Studies of Peer Production