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Heidegger for Beginners (For Beginners)

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The ideas of the German philosopher Martin Heidegger have been described as an intellectual time bomb, as some of the most revolutionary thought in Western history. Despite the enormous amount of secondary scholarships available on Heidegger, it is - due to the complexity of his thought and the density of his writing - difficult for the curious beginner to gain an insight into Heidegger's philosophy. Heidegger For Beginners serves as an entry into the ideas of on of the 20th Century's most important thinkers, situating Heidegger's thought within its philosophical and historical context - alongside such thinkers as Plato, Descartes, Kant, Nietzsche, Husserl, and Sartre.

Heidegger For Beginners explicates many of Heidegger's central ideas, including the Nothing, average-everydayness, care, existence, being-in-the-world, the One, the critique of technology, anxiety, and most importantly, being - a notion which may offer us the key to understanding the very mystery of our own existence. Explained here in a way that makes it both accessible and relevant, Heidegger's thought not only challenges an entire intellectual tradition, but also challenges our own self-conceptions, the very manner in which we, as humans, choose to exist.

Synopsis:

The ideas of the German philosopher Martin Heidegger have been described as an intellectual time bomb, as some of the most revolutionary thought in western history. Despite the enormous amount of secondary scholarship available on Heidegger, it is& #8211; due to the complexity of his thought and the density of his writing& #8211; difficult for the curious beginner to gain an insight into Heidegger& #8217; s philosophy. < b> < i> < /i> < /b> < i> Heidegger For Beginners< /i> serves as an entry into the ideas of one of the 20th century& #8217; s most important thinkers, situating Heidegger& #8217; s thought within its philosophical and historical context& #8211; alongside such thinkers as Plato, Descartes, Kant, Nietzsche, Husserl and Sartre. < i> Heidegger For Beginners< /i> explicates many of Heidegger& #8217; s central ideas, including the < i> Nothing< /i> , average everydayness, care, existence, be-in-the-world, the < i> One< /i> , the critique of technology, anxiety, and most importantly, < i> Being< /i> & #8211; a notion which may offer us the key to understanding the very mystery of our own existence.

About the Author

Eric LeMay taught writing at Columbia, the University of Chicago, and Harvard. He currently lives in Athens, Ohio, and is on staff in Ohio University. His writing has appeared in The Paris Review, Gastronomica, Poetry Daily, and he currently serves as the web editor for Alimentum: The Literature of Food

Product Details

ISBN:
9781934389133
Author:
Lemay, Eric Charles
Publisher:
For Beginners
Illustrator:
Gordon, Paul
Author:
A12
Author:
Pitts, Jennifer A.
Author:
Lemay, Eric
Author:
Gordon, Paul
Subject:
General
Subject:
History & Surveys - Modern
Subject:
Heidegger, Martin
Subject:
Western
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
Phenomenology
Subject:
Modern
Subject:
Heidegger
Subject:
german philospher
Subject:
Plato
Subject:
Descartes
Subject:
Kant
Subject:
Nietzsche
Subject:
20th century thinkers
Subject:
Philosophy
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
For Beginners
Publication Date:
20070831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
BandW LINE DRAWINGS AND PHOTOS THROUGHOU
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , The ideas of the German philosopher Martin Heidegger have been described as an intellectual time bomb, as some of the most revolutionary thought in western history. Despite the enormous amount of secondary scholarship available on Heidegger, it is& #8211; due to the complexity of his thought and the density of his writing& #8211; difficult for the curious beginner to gain an insight into Heidegger& #8217; s philosophy. < b> < i> < /i> < /b> < i> Heidegger For Beginners< /i> serves as an entry into the ideas of one of the 20th century& #8217; s most important thinkers, situating Heidegger& #8217; s thought within its philosophical and historical context& #8211; alongside such thinkers as Plato, Descartes, Kant, Nietzsche, Husserl and Sartre. < i> Heidegger For Beginners< /i> explicates many of Heidegger& #8217; s central ideas, including the < i> Nothing< /i> , average everydayness, care, existence, be-in-the-world, the < i> One< /i> , the critique of technology, anxiety, and most importantly, < i> Being< /i> & #8211; a notion which may offer us the key to understanding the very mystery of our own existence.
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