Was Ist Das--die Philosophie?

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Rowman & Littlefield, 1956 - Philosophy - 97 pages
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The writings of Martin Heidegger are fundamental to any understanding of contemporary philosophic problems and movements. Heidegger is considered the most original and profound philosopher of our age. He addresses himself to the contemporary world, attempting to interpret it and telling us what our place in the world is. He calls for a new awareness of freedom and he searches for the uniqueness of the human reality. Heidegger speaks of a new humanism; his philosophy is a fundamental re-evaluation of the relation of man to the world.
 

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A very small book full of very big ideas. Demonstrates the value of a classical education (lots of Greek and Latin), and forces you to wrestle with notions of essentialism and existentialism. Read full review

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I had to read it twice, and it rewarded me each time. The guy is famously impenetrable, yet if you take it slow, you get the sense that he's doing something substantive. I'm not an expert on Heidegger, though I can say I always get something of value reading him. Read full review

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About the author (1956)

Martin Heidegger was born in Messkirch, Baden, Germany on September 22, 1889. He studied Roman Catholic theology and philosophy at the University of Frieburg before joining the faculty at Frieburg as a teacher in 1915. Eight years later Heidegger took a teaching position at Marburg. He taught there until 1928 and then went back to Frieburg as a professor of philosophy. As a philosopher, Heidegger developed existential phenomenology. He is still widely regarded as one of the most original philosophers of the 20th century. Influenced by other philosophers of his time, Heidegger wrote the book, Being in Time, in 1927. In this work, which is considered one of the most important philosophical works of our time, Heidegger asks and answers the question "What is it, to be?" Other books written by Heidegger include Basic Writings, a collection of Heidegger's most popular writings; Nietzsche, an inquiry into the central issues of Friedrich Nietzsche's philosophy; On the Way to Language, Heidegger's central ideas on the origin, nature and significance of language; and What is Called Thinking, a systematic presentation of Heidegger's later philosophy. Since the 1960s, Heidegger's influence has spread beyond continental Europe and into a number of English-speaking countries. Heidegger died in Messkirch on May 26, 1976.

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