Heidegger's 'Being and Time': A Reader's Guide by William Blattner

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Heidegger's Being and Time is one of the most influential and controversial philosophical treatises of the 20th century. It profoundly impacted Sartre and Merleau-Ponty in their further development of phenomenology and existentialism, hugely influenced Gadamer's hermeneutics, and paved the way, partly directly and partly indirectly through Heidegger's later thought, for the emergence of deconstructionism. In addition to being a very important text, it is also a very difficult one. Heidegger presents a number of challenges to the reader, asking them to abandon many assumptions fundamental to traditional philosophy, such as the mind/body distinction and the concept of substance. The text also introduces a whole host of new concepts and terms and is a hugely challenging, yet fascinating, piece of philosophical writing.

Continuum, 2009. 
ISBN: 9780826486097. 195 pp.
Softcover. Near fine.