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  - Burak Dindaroğlu - Goodreads

Great treatise on Heidegger, and the best introduction to his thought that I have yet encountered. It goes beyond a dry summary of Heidegger; it is not just Heidegger-made-worldly, so to speak. It is ... 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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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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