Martin Heidegger is widely recognized alongside Wittgenstein as one of the greatest philosophers of the twentieth century. This account of his life and contributions includes an analysis of his most important works
Paperback, 411 pages
February 26th 1993
by Cambridge University Press
(first published April 14th 1989)
This is a competent guide for new students of Heidegger, though it is necessarily crude to have to simplify and reorganize his thinking. The chapter death, time, and history is probably the most helpful, for it is some of Heidegger's most challenging material. Also included are essays on Heidegger's thoughts on psychotherapy, ecology, Buddhism, and technology. Although the essay on Heidegger's politics is fairly amateurish. An average text on the whole.