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Heidegger: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition

Michael Inwood

January 2019

ISBN: 9780198828662

168 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

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Very Short Introductions

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Martin Heidegger is one of the twentieth century's greatest yet most enigmatic and divisive philosophers. Michael Inwood explores the major themes of Heidegger's seminal work, Being and Time, as well his later thought and association with Nazism.

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Martin Heidegger is one of the twentieth century's greatest yet most enigmatic and divisive philosophers. Michael Inwood explores the major themes of Heidegger's seminal work, Being and Time, as well his later thought and association with Nazism.

  • An accessible guide to the existentialist and complex philosophy of Heidegger, whose work runs to around a hundred volumes.
  • Explores how Heidegger's thought offers a fascinating insight into the nature of being and time, freedom, and destiny.
  • Includes a diagnosis of his anti-semitism, which has found further confirmation in the posthumous Black Notebooks.
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series - over eight million copies sold

New to this edition

  • A new chapter discussing Heidegger's later work in more detail, and how it stemmed from the ideas of Being and Time.
  • An expanded look at Heidegger's Nazisim and anti-semitism, and its deep connection with his overall view of philosophy.

About the Author(s)

Michael Inwood, Emeritus Fellow of Trinity College, Oxford

Born In London in 1944, Michael Inwood studied classics and specialised in philosophy at University College, Oxford. He was Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy at Trinity College, Oxford, from 1967 until 2011, and is now an Emeritus Fellow of the College. Inwood is the author of several books on German philosophy, including A Heidegger Dictionary (Wiley-Blackwell, 1999), and, in 2018, completed a translation of Hegel's The Phenomenology of Spirit (OUP).

Table of Contents

    1: Heidegger's life
    2: Heidegger's philosophy
    3: Being
    4: Dasein
    5: The world-historical
    6: Language, truth, and care
    7: Time, death, and conscience
    8: Temporality, transcendence, and freedom
    9: History and world-time
    10: After Being and Time
    11: St. Martin of Messkirch?
    Further reading
    Glossary
    Index

Reviews

"This antidote to the bafflement with which Heidegger's writings are often received is authored with exemplary clarity. Incisive and accessible, Inwoods cool-headed clarifications will be welcomed both inside and outside philosophy." - Stephen Priest, Research Fellow in Philosophy of Science and Philosophy of Religion, Catholic Faculty of Theology, Ruhr Universität Bochum

"This is the best short introduction to Heidegger, written by one of the most prominent experts in the field. It is particularly strong on the early and middle Heidegger, including the question of Being and the essence of truth and art." - Edward Kanterian, author of Kant, God and Metaphysics

"Review from previous edition Inwood's work is a fine little book; a transparent window onto Heidegger that renders him fascinating and profound.'" - John Shand, Philosophical Books