Synopses & Reviews
This work guides the reader through the complexities of Heidegger's thought in "Being and Time", placing the work in context, both in terms of Heidegger's own philosophical project and in terms of the history of philosophy. Heidegger's life and the background to the text are also assessed.
One of the most important works of philosophy to have appeared in this century, Being and Time is a fiercely challenging text, Heidegger's first major book, and still his most influential. Heidegger and Being in Time is essential reading for students coming to Heidegger for the first time and an ideal starting point for anyone interested in the continental tradition in philosophy.
Heidegger and Being and Time places Being and Time in context, both in terms of Heidegger's own philosophical project and the history of philosophy, and it explains the many technical terms found within the book and uncovers its structure. Each section of the book is analyzed in detail, addressing the criticisms and problems that arise from them and explaining how the sections contribute to the work as a whole. Overall, this is a vital book for appreciating Heidegger's importance to philosophy and to the intellectual life of the century.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 197-198) and index.