Heidegger: A Very Short Introduction
Martin Heidegger (1889-1976) is probably the most divisive philosopher of the twentieth century. Considered by some to be the greatest charlatan ever to claim the title of 'philosopher', by some as an apologist for Nazism, he was also an acknowledged leader and central figure to many philosophers. Michael Inwood's lucid introduction to Heidegger's thought focuses on his most important work, 'Being and Time', and its major themes of existence in the world, inauthenticity, guilt, destiny, truth, and the nature of time. These themes are then reassessed in the light of Heidegger's later work, together with the extent of his philosophical importance and influence. This is an invaluable guide to the complex and voluminous thought of a major twentieth-century existentialist philosopher. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LancasterWays - LibraryThing
Being unfamiliar with Heidegger's writing, which I'm given to understand is technical and obscure, I'm not able to offer comment regarding Inwood's explication of his thought. That said, I found ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - mavaddat - LibraryThing
Heidegger himself is probably clearer about his own ideas and more focused than this introductory text. I recommend just reading one of the many books that were made from Heidegger's lectures. Read full review