Synopses & Reviews
Martin Heidegger's Discourse on Thinking, which is translate her, was published in 1959. It comprises a statement of the point of view of his later though. Since Heidegger's later though has evoked so much interest among philosophers and, in the last few years, theologians, it seems important to have significant examples of it available in English. Discourse on Thinking is a particularly good example for this purpose not only because it is so recent, but because of its format and style.
Discourse on Thinking questions that must occur to us the moment we manage to see a familiar situation in unfamiliar light.
About the Author
Martin Heidegger (1889-1976) was born in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. He studied at the University of Freiburg and became a professor at the University of Marburg in 1932. After publishing his his magnum opus, Being and Time (1927), he returned to Freiburg to assume the chair of philosophy upon Husserl's retirement.