Poetry, Language, Thought

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Harper Collins, Nov 6, 2001 - Philosophy - 256 pages
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Essential reading for students and anyone interested in the great philosophers, this book opened up appreciation of Martin Heidegger beyond the confines of philosophy to the reaches of poetry. In Heidegger's thinking, poetry is not a mere amusement or form of culture but a force that opens up the realm of truth and brings man to the measure of his being and his world.


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User Review  - medievalmama - LibraryThing

This has to be another of my all-time changed-my-life in terms of looking at things books. I like that it begins with poetry and the commentary on art and ends with commentary on, and some pieces of, poetry. Read full review

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User Review  - keylawk - LibraryThing

Presents Heiddegger's aesthetic view of Being and Dasein. Curiously, he moves from "poetry" and the purpose of a poet, to construction, and the building of dwellings. Read full review

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Born in southern Germany, Martin Heidegger (1889-1976) is the author of Being and Time. He taught philosophy at the University of Freiburg and the University of Marburg.

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