1st Edition

Basic Writings: Martin Heidegger

Edited By David Farrell Krell, Martin Heidegger Copyright 2010
    392 Pages
    by Routledge

    Few philosophers have had more influence on the shape of western philosophy after 1900 than Martin Heidegger. Basic Writings offers a full range of this profound and controversial thinker’s writings in one volume, including:

      • The Origin of the Work of Art
      • The introduction to Being and Time
      • What Is Metaphysics?
      • Letter on Humanism
      • The Question Concerning Technology
      • The Way to Language
      • The End of Philosophy

    Featuring a foreword by Heidegger scholar Taylor Carman, this essential collection provides readers with a concise introduction to the groundbreaking philosophy of this brilliant and essential thinker.


    Martin Heidegger (1889-1976) was born in Germany and taught philosophy at the Universities of Freiburg and Marburg. His work helped launched the radical philosophical movement known as phenomenology, whose most famous expositors include Jean-Paul Sartre and Jacques Derrida.