Heidegger's Being and time

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Indiana University Press, Jun 5, 2008 - Philosophy - 148 pages
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Being and Time, by Martin Heidegger, has had a direct impact on philosophers, artists, writers, and filmmakers. This guide takes readers through the book, section by section, idea by idea. It provides a much-needed and jargon-free introduction to this key text.

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The level of explanation throughout the text varied.I found that Large wasn't able to clearly explain Heidegger's ideas on anxiety,death and guilt.I was only able to understand what he was writing about because I had already read other texts on 'Being and Time'.Had I not done so I would have found it near impossible to comprehend his explanations on these topics.The book has a fairly good glossary which is one of its strong points.I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone who is new to Heidegger and studying by themselves.Instead I recommend William Blaattner's 'Heidegger's Being and Time'.Blattner's ability to explain Heidegger's ideas clearly far exceeds Large's. 


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William Large is a senior lecturer and the head of department at the University College of St. Mark and St. John in Plymouth. He is the author of "Maurice Blanchot in the Routledge Critical Thinkers series.

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