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Heidegger's Confusions

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In this thorough critique of the philosophy of Martin Heidegger, philosopher Paul Edwards continues a project that he began several years ago. As he once stated in the New York Review of Books (June 11, 1981), Edwards’s goal has been "to rescue [Heidegger’s] valuable ideas from the logical confusions in which they are embedded and from the willfully obscure and perverse la ...more
Paperback, 129 pages
Published September 3rd 2004 by Prometheus Books (first published 2004)
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Aug 18, 2011 rated it it was ok
If reading a commentary on Heidegger has frustrated you, then this book will serve as a vindication of sorts. Edwards takes a very matter of fact approach to Heidegger and demonstrates that many of his world shattering philosophical discoveries are nothing more than platitudes, shrouded in oracular, obfuscating language. But it is not a serious critique. Edwards gets lost in his analytic, grammar obsessed approach to Heidegger and is often anal. Can't really recommend it. But against the reveren ...more
Dec 03, 2012 rated it liked it
Overall, not terrible. I think he's unfair to Heidegger in places and uncharitable, but the author cuts through critical concepts with a logical razor that is hard to dispute.
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