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The ideas of the German philosopher Martin Heidegger have been described as an intellectual time bomb, as some of the most revolutionary thought in western history. Despite the enormous amount of secondary scholarship available on Heidegger, it is–due to the complexity of his thought and the density of his writing–difficult for the curious beginner to gain an insight into ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published August 21st 2007 by For Beginners (first published 1994)
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Amanatia Junda
Membaca sebuah buku ilustrasi tentang Filsafat dan ditambahi dengan embel embel Untuk Pemula, bukan berarti pembaca dapat asal asalan membacanya. Bagaimanapun, masih dibutuhkan konsentrasi penuh dan keheningan suasana saat saya harus mencerna lembar per lembar buku Heidegger untuk Pemula.

Buku yang saya baca merupakan versi terjemahan dan diterbitkan oleh Kanisius. Kebetulan saya tengah mengoleksiseri Filsafat untuk Pemula. Ada Lacan, Saussure, dan Sartre yang belum saya baca sampai tuntas. Akhir
Brad Kittle
I had come across some youtube videos on Heidegger and wanted a greater understanding of what he believed. This booklet was really helpful to me, providing the booklet got it right. Everyone says Heidegger is a bit obtuse. I'm always fascinated by how philosophers can take certain things as fundamental or as "Ground" but don't apply this faith to God, who seems to me to be the best explanation for being the Being behind being (Dasein). I thought of the scripture in Acts 17 where Paul is trying t ...more
While no expert on Heidegger, I have come across and bumped into Heidegger's philosophy over the years in the writings of others - most notably Paul Tillich. That said, I was impressed with Lemay and Pitts's introductory book. The authors do a fine job explaining the broad contours Heidegger's unique philosophy and the meaning of some of the philosopher's idiosyncratic terminology, e.g. Being, beings, Daisen, being-in-the-world, bestand, gestell. There is a useful bibliography of books by and ab ...more
Ben Bush
The pink highlighter in my library copy of this added heightened impact to important elements of this book. Heidegger's later fixation on Greek seemed a little strange to me: the idea that any one language would have a hold on the truth, but I suppose that if language is a part of how we create understanding than the language of those philosophers who Heidegger believed to have had a more authentic encounter with the world would be especially, um, authentic as well. There was a lot of interestin ...more
I've never taken a philosophy class, so my only real introduction to philosophy and philosophers has been through history class. Now, I'm taking History and Philosophy of Engineering Education. This class sometimes makes my brain hurt, but it really does have some very interesting readings. One of them referenced Heidegger heavily, and I came across this book at the local library book sale the next weekend, so of course I had to pick it up!

Honestly, I can't say how well this one describes his wo
I greatly enjoyed this introductory book. Heidegger traces the root of the world’s problems to Descartes (Ergo cogito sum) which he thinks is backward (Being versus Nothingness) because it places humanity above other beings in the world. Very much like Daniel Quinn. I liked the way Heidegger based his philosophy on the experience of everyday living. Another key ideas seems to be that life (being) has three modes: 1) undifferentiated – this is when you completely accept the culture into which you ...more
Matty Boca
The best intro to Heidegger I've read, and my favorite from this illustrated series. Great for just getting the basic ideas/vocab down before you drill down on heavier Heidegger.

On that note, I want to emphasize it's a great primer but isn't quite enough to really understand the meat of Dasein, Being, etc...

This helped me hop into the Cambridge Companion to Heidegger and some other essays on him.
Printable Tire
As so far I've only been able to make it to page 140 of Being and Time, this book should be useful if I ever decide to pick up where I left off. Assuming of course this is an accurate encapsulation. Was a quick and easy read and the illustrations helped to lighten the mood and illustrate difficult concepts in obvious ways.
I think this was extremely helpful in getting the broad contours of Heidegger's philosophy.
made my world goes round,
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