How to Read Heidegger - How to Read

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Publisher's Synopsis

Heidegger is perhaps the most influential, yet least readily understood, philosopher of the last century. Mark A. Wrathall unpacks Heidegger's dense prose and guides the reader through Heidegger's early concern with the nature of human existence and his later preoccupation with the threat that technology poses to our ability to live worthwhile lives. Wrathall pays particular attention to Heidegger's revolutionary analysis of human existence as inextricably shaped by a shared world. This leads to an exploration of his views on the banality of public life and the possibility of authentic anticipation of death as a response to that banality. Wrathall reviews Heidegger's scandalous involvement with National Socialism, situating it in the context of his views about the movement of world history. He also explains Heidegger's important accounts of truth, art and language. Extracts are taken from Heidegger's magnum opus, Being and Time, as well as a variety of his best-known essays and lectures.

Book information

ISBN: 9781862077669
Publisher: Granta Publications
Imprint: Granta Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 193
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 135
Weight: 160g
Height: 197mm
Width: 134mm
Spine width: 8mm