Heidegger: A Guide for the Perplexed Paperback

A Guide for the Perplexed

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Heidegger: A Guide for the Perplexed

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Continuum's Guides for the Perplexed are clear, concise and accessible introductions to thinkers, writers and subjects that students and readers can find especially challenging. Concentrating specifically on what it is that makes the subject difficult to fathom, these books explain and explore key themes and ideas, guiding the reader towards a thorough understanding of demanding material. Martin Heidegger is one of the twentieth century's most influential, controversial and challenging philosophers. His Being and Time is a landmark text in modern philosophy, required reading for anyone studying Continental thought. However, the concepts encountered in Heidegger are intricate and frequently confusing, while the language through which they are articulated is deliberately dense and obscure. Heidegger: A Guide for the Perplexed is a thorough, cogent and reliable account of Heidegger's philosophy, ideal for the student who needs to reach a sound understanding of this complex and important thinker. The book covers Heidegger's oeuvre in its entirety, offering not only exposition of Being and Time, but also his later work. His perspectives on, and contributions to, both ontology and phenomenology are explored in full, as is the concept of Dasein, Heidegger's term for the human way of existence. Geared toward the specific requirements of students who need to reach a sound understanding of Heidegger's philosophy, this is the ideal companion to the study of this most influential and challenging of twentieth century philosophers.

List of Abbreviations
Part I: Heidegger’s Early Philosophy
1. The Question of Being and Being and Time
2. Heidegger and Phenomenology
3. Being-in-the-World: Equipment, Practice, and Self-Understanding
4. The Care-Structure
5. Knowledge and Scepticism
6. Truth: Discovery and Disclosedness
7. Self-Ownership and Self-Realization: The Road to Authenticity
8. Death as the ‘End’ of Dasein
9. Guilt and Resoluteness
10. Time and Temporality
Part II: Heidegger’s Later Philosophy
11. New Pathways for Thinking
12. Beyond Being and Time: ‘The Origin of the Work of Art’
13. Science and Technology
14. Dwelling and the Fourfold
15. Language, Poetry, and the Recollection of Things
16. The Status of Heidegger’s Later Philosophy
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Heidegger: A Guide for the Perplexed by David R. Cerbone was published by Continuum in June 2008 and is our 37910th best seller. The ISBN for Heidegger: A Guide for the Perplexed is 9780826486691.

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Page last updated 11th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book Formatpaperback
PublisherContinuum (June 2008)
Number of Pages192
Thickness14 mm
Height216 mm
Width138 mm
Product Code1225376
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