Martin Heidegger


Born
in Meßkirch, Germany
September 26, 1889

Died
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

“Anyone can achieve their fullest potential, who we are might be predetermined, but the path we follow is always of our own choosing. We should never allow our fears or the expectations of others to set the frontiers of our destiny. Your destiny can't be changed but, it can be challenged. Every man is born as many men and dies as a single one.”
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“If I take death into my life, acknowledge it, and face it squarely, I will free myself from the anxiety of death and the pettiness of life - and only then will I be free to become myself. ”
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Being and Time
 
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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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Hölderlin's Hymn The Ister (Studies in Continental Thought)
 
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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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Poetry, Language, Thought
 
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Was ist Metaphysik?
 
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The Concept of Time
 
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What Is Philosophy?
 
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Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit
 
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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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Heraclitus Seminar
 
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