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Heidegger's 'Being and Time' by William Blattner
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Mar 24, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: read-non_fiction
Read from June 01 to July 10, 2010

I have to go with 5 stars for this one. Now, you might be thinking; why would a reader's guide ever need five stars? Well, because the book itself is a absolutle failure. Not only does Blattner make sense of the parts that matters, but he also puts those into context. Interestingly, and at some level, hilariously, he also throws out large sections of the text. Since Heidegger planned to write two volumes, only ended up with one, and huge chunks of that are considered failed, this makes perfect sense. Battner instead spends his time on things you can't get out of the text, like differences between various translations, further material from other of Heidegger's work, and the reception and current relevence of the text. In short, I have to give it five stars because he cleaned up the absolute mess that Heidegger made.
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