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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
Acquaintance with the work of Martin Heidegger is indispensable to an understanding of contemporary thought and culture. His work has had a profound influence on a number of disciplines, including theology, Sartrean existentialism, linguistics, Hellenic studies, the structuralist and hermeneutic schools of textual interpretation, literary theory, and literature itself.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 161-165) and index.
About the Author
George Steiner has written a great many books during his long and distinguished career as a literary critic, essayist, philosopher, novelist, translator, and educator. He was professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Geneva, Lord Weidenfeld Professor of Comparative Literature and Fellow of St Anne's College at Oxford University, and Norton Professor of Poetry at Harvard University.
Table of Contents
Introduction—Heidegger: In 1991
In Place of a Foreword
i. Some Basic Terms
ii. Being and Time
iii. The Presence of Heidegger