Martin Heidegger

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Viking Press, 1979 - 173 pages
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With characteristic lucidity and style, Steiner makes Heidegger's immensely difficult body of work accessible to the general reader. In a new introduction, Steiner addresses language and philosophy and the rise of Nazism. "It would be hard to imagine a better introduction to the work of philosopher Martin Heidegger."-George Kateb, The New Republic

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User Review  - Kim - Goodreads

This is a thoughtful book which assesses the significance and legacy of Martin Heidegger's philosophy and does not shy away from addressing difficult questions such as the links between Heidegger's ... Read full review

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User Review  - Christ-pher - Goodreads

Cogent, poeticizing introduction. Hard not to enjoy anything written by Steiner, whatever scholarly quibbles get tossed at his work. Read full review


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About the author (1979)

George Steiner was born in 1929 in Paris, but also lived in Vienna and New York. Steiner was a critic, novelist, philosopher, translator, and educator. Currently, he is a professor at Cambridge University and the University of Geneva. He has written for the New Yorker for over thirty years and has published the books No Passion Spent, Errata: An Examined Life, and Martin Heidegger: With a New Introduction.

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