Martin Heidegger





Martin Heidegger

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in Meßkirch, Germany
September 26, 1889

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May 26, 1976

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Martin Heidegger (1889–1976) was a German philosopher whose work is perhaps most readily associated with phenomenology and existentialism, although his thinking should be identified as part of such philosophical movements only with extreme care and qualification. His ideas have exerted a seminal influence on the development of contemporary European philosophy. They have also had an impact far beyond philosophy, for example in architectural theory (see e.g., Sharr 2007), literary criticism (see e.g., Ziarek 1989), theology (see e.g., Caputo 1993), psychotherapy (see e.g., Binswanger 1943/1964, Guignon 1993) and cognitive science (see e.g., Dreyfus 1992, 2008; Wheeler 2005; Kiverstein and Wheeler forthcoming).


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“Tell me how you read and I'll tell you who you are.”
Martin Heidegger

“Making itself intelligible is suicide for philosophy.”
Martin Heidegger

“Why is love beyond all measure of other human possibilities so rich and such a sweet burden for the one who has been struck by it? Because we change ourselves into that which we love, and yet remain ourselves. Then we would like to thank the beloved, but find nothing that would do it adequately. We can only be thankful to ourselves. Love transforms gratitude into faithfulness to ourselves and into an unconditional faith in the Other. Thus love steadily expands its most intimate secret. Closeness here is existence in the greatest distance from the other- the distance that allows nothing to dissolve - but rather presents the “thou” in the transparent, but “incomprehensible” revelation of the “just there”. That the presence of the other breaks into our own life - this is what no feeling can fully encompass. Human fate gives itself to human fate, and it is the task of pure love to keep this self-surrender as vital as on the first day.”
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Basic Concepts of Aristotelian Philosophy
 
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Introduction to Metaphysics
 
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Contributions to Philosophy (from Enowning)
 
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The Question Concerning Technology and Other Essays
 
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Off the Beaten Track
 
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The Principle of Reason
 
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Identity and Difference
 
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Discourse on Thinking
 
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On the Way to Language
 
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Nietzsche, Volumes 1&2
 
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What Is Called Thinking?
 
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Building, Dwelling, Thinking
 
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History of the Concept of Time: Prolegomena
 
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Letter on Humanism
 
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The Essence of Truth: On Plato's Cave Allegory and Theaetetus
 
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Que é Uma Coisa
 
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On Time and Being
 
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Towards the Definition of Philosophy
 
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Basic Writings
 
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Parmenides (Studies in Continental Thought)
 
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The Metaphysical Foundations of Logic (Studies in Phenomenology & Existential Philosophy)
 
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The Basic Problems of Phenomenology (Studies in Phenomenology & Existential Philosophy)
 
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The Heidegger Reader
 
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Metaphysics Θ: 1-3: On the Essence & Actuality of Force (Studies in Continental Thought)
 
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Kant and the Problem of Metaphysics
 
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Phenomenological Interpretations of Aristotle: Initiation Into Phenomenological Research
 
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Basic Concepts of Ancient Philosophy
 
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The Fundamental Concepts of Metaphysics: World, Finitude, Solitude
 
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Pathmarks
 
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Being and Truth
 
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Plato's Sophist
 
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The Phenomenology of Religious Life
 
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Four Seminars
 
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Bremen and Freiburg Lectures: Insight Into That Which Is and Basic Principles of Thinking
 
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The Event
 
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Country Path Conversations
 
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Introduction to Philosophy - Thinking and Poetizing
 
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Introduction to Phenomenological Research
 
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The Concept of Time
 
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What Is Philosophy?
 
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Early Greek Thinking
 
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Elucidations of Hölderlin's Poetry (Contemporary Studies in Philosophy and the Human Sciences)
 
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Ontology--The Hermeneutics of Facticity
 
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The End of Philosophy
 
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