Being and Time
"What is the meaning of being?" This is the central question of Martin Heidegger's profoundly important work, in which the great philosopher seeks to explain the basic problems of existence. A central influence on later philosophy, literature, art, and criticism—as well as existentialism and much... show more
"What is the meaning of being?" This is the central question of Martin Heidegger's profoundly important work, in which the great philosopher seeks to explain the basic problems of existence. A central influence on later philosophy, literature, art, and criticism—as well as existentialism and much of postmodern thought—Being and Time forever changed the intellectual map of the modern world. As Richard Rorty wrote in the New York Times Book Review, "You cannot read most of the important thinkers of recent times without taking Heidegger's thought into account." This first paperback edition of John Macquarrie and Edward Robinson's definitive translation also features a new foreword by Heidegger scholar Taylor Carman.
Publish date: July 22nd 2008
Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Pages no: 608
Edition language: English
, Non Fiction
, European Literature
, German Literature
This is the single most important book for me for which I have ever read. The first time I read this book about a year ago it was a struggle and I only got the pieces of the story and didn't get the whole. Upon my second reading and after having dipped my toes into many other philosophy books, I n...
This is the best book I have ever read. I had no problem with the translator, Joan Staumbaugh seemed to have done a very good job. I couldn't imagine reading this book in German even if I spoke fluent German because the way Heidegger appropriates words. This edition provides Heidegger's added foo...
This is one of the best books I've read. Heidegger does not allow himself to fall into a commonality of thought. He favors originality and consistency, and he dares go beyond the available material.
I have a pretty negative impression of this book. I haven't read the whole thing but I have studied one section in depth, one-on-one with a professor. I have also read secondary sources on it. This was so I could write a thesis on another philosopher to whom Heidegger was an important influence (...
i didn't read all of it. but i read it with 2 of my friends who actually had backgrounds in philosophy. we read long passages out loud and sifted through the words to get at the meaning. it took 13 months. i learned alot. i respect the ideas. but damn if it wasn't like reading an alien comic book.