Martin Heidegger is one of the most controversial thinkers of the twentieth century. His writings are notoriously difficult: they both require and reward careful reading.
The Later Heidegger introduces and accesses:
* Heidegger's life and the background to his later works
* The ideas and texts of some of his influential later works, including The Question concerning Technology, The Origin of the Work of Art, and What is Called Thinking?
* Heidegger's continuing importance to philosophy and contemporary thought.
Routledge Philosophy GuideBooks painlessly introduce students to the classic works of philosophy. Each GuideBook considers a major philosopher and a key area of their philosophy by focusing upon an important text – situating the philosopher and the work in a historical context, considering the text in question and assessing the philosopher’s contribution to contemporary thought.
Edited by Tim Crane, University of Cambridge and Jonathan Wolff, University College London