Basic Writings: Second Edition, Revised and Expanded

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Harper Collins, Jan 22, 1993 - Philosophy - 452 pages
This book offers a selection from the writings of the German thinker Martin Heidegger, born September 26, 1889, in Messkirch, died May 26, 1976, in Freiburg. Its dual purpose is to provide English speaking students of philosophy and of the arts and sciences with (1) an introduction to Heidegger's thought, and (2) essays particularly thought provoking for students' own area of interest.

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I didn't really know what I was getting in for. I just wanted to flip through it to see what all the fuss was about, but it didn't turn out to be that kind of book. Parts of it are really beautiful ... Read full review

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The introduction to Being and Time is included here, and offers the beginnings of a criticism of Aristotle on Being, but doesn't launch into it. This is tantalizing, and somewhat frustrating, but ... Read full review


What Is Metaphysics?
HI On the Essence of Truth
The Origin of the Work of Art
Letter on Humanism
Modern Science Metaphysics and Mathematics
The Question Concerning Technology
Building Dwelling Thinking
What Calls for Thinking?
The Way to Language
The End of Philosophy and the Task of Thinking
Suggestions for Further Study

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Martin Heidegger (1889-1976) was born in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. He studied at the University of Freiburg and became a professor at the University of Marburg in 1932. After publishing his his magnum opus, Being and Time (1927), he returned to Freiburg to assume the chair of philosophy upon Husserl's retirement.

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