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."
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 - or indeed downright bewildering. Concentrating specifically on what it is that makes the subject difficult to grasp, these books explain and explore key themes and ideas, guiding the reader towards a thorough understanding of demanding material.
David R Cerbone is Associate Professor of Philosophy at West Virginia University. He is the author of Understanding Phenomenology, as well as numerous articles on Heidegger, Wittgenstein, and the analytic and Continental traditions in twentieth century philosophy.
List of Abbreviations; Introduction; Acknowledgments; 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; Suggestions for Further Reading; Index.