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1st Edition

The Routledge Guidebook to Heidegger's Being and Time

ISBN 9780415664448
Published March 20, 2013 by Routledge
240 Pages

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Book Description

The Routledge Guidebook to Heidegger’s Being and Time examines the work of one of the most controversial thinkers of the twentieth century. Heidegger’s writings are notoriously difficult, requiring careful reading. This book analyses his first major publication, Being and Time, which to this day remains his most influential work.

The Routledge Guidebook to Heidegger’s Being and Time explores:

  • The context of Heidegger’s work and the background to his writing
  • Each separate part of the text in relation to its goals, meanings and impact
  • The reception the book received when first seen by the world
  • The relevance of Heidegger’s work to modern philosophy, its legacy and influence.

Following Heidegger’s original work closely, this guidebook examines the two central themes of scepticism and death. Mulhall skilfully examines the relationship between the book’s two parts, making it essential reading for all students of philosophy, and all those wishing to get to grips with this classic work.

Table of Contents

Series Editor Preface  Preface to the Second Edition  Introduction: Heidegger's Project  1. The Human World: Scepticism, Cognition and Agency  2. The Human World: Society, Selfhood and Self-Interpretation  3. Language, Truth and Reality  4. Conclusion to Division One: The Uncanniness of Everyday Life  5. Theology Secularized: Mortality, Guilt and Conscience  6. Heidegger’s (re)visionary Moment: Time as the Human Horizon  7. Fate and Destiny: Human Natality and a Brief History of Time  8. Conclusion to Division Two: Philosophical Endings - the Horizon of Being and Time  Bibliography

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Stephen Mulhall is Fellow & Tutor in Philosophy at New College, University of Oxford.