Beig and Time: Martin Heidegger

Beig and Time Martin Heidegger Book
by Martin Heidegger

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One of the most difficult books ever written, but very interesting to those interested in both language and existential philosophy. Heidegger can be compared to a fish trying to describe the water it lives in, which is taken for granted by the other fish. For this purpose he uses German words with their old etymological meanings and coins new words based on Greek counterparts. Once this Heideggerian existential language is learned, the water can be seen and the effort to read the book becomes very rewarding.
Thanks for recommendation and so insightful explanation of Heidegger's language. I'll certainly try to read him again. Best wishes.
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"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.

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