Google’s Ngram Viewer Will Settle All of Your Philosophy Pissing Contests

Heidegger overtakes Schmitt after Schmitt refuses to de-nazify, doesn’t see uptick in popularity until the 1980s

Heidegger was banned from teaching in Germany from 1945-1951, but this didn’t stop his work from gaining in popularity. Schmitt, who was unrepentant about his Nazism for the rest of his life, fell out of favor until an increase in popularity that started in the 1980s.

  • David Sarokin

    There should be more comments here…this is interesting stuff. I used Google’s Ngram viewer and an ngram database called COCA (corpus of contemporary American English) to figure out the most popular phrases in the English language. Or at least, the most popular according to an analysis of 4-grams and 5-grams. The second most popular phrase in American English is “at the same time”. Can you guess what most popular phrase is? The answer is in this article, “What is the Most Common Phrase in the English Language?”
    http://quezi.com/19775

  • Michael Jablonski

    When did heidegger ever de-nazify???????

  • Davinci

    This is very interesting! an how to tutorials?