Basic Writings (Harper Perennial Modern Thought) (Paperback)

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The finest single-volume anthology of the great philosopher’s work, with a new introduction by leading scholar Taylor Carman.

“Powerful and original . . . Being and Time changed the course of philosophy.” — Richard Rorty, New York Times Book Review

Basic Writings is the finest single-volume anthology of the work of Martin Heidegger, widely considered one of the most influential modern philosophers. Its selections offer a full range of the influential author's writings—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," and "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.

About the Author

Martin Heidegger (1889-1976) was born in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. He studied at the University of Freiburg and became a professor at the University of Marburg in 1932. After publishing his his magnum opus, Being and Time (1927), he returned to Freiburg to assume the chair of philosophy upon Husserl's retirement.

Praise For…

“One of the most profound thinkers of the 20th century.”
New York Times

“Among the most influential philosophers of modern times.”

“Powerful and original . . . Being and Time changed the course of philosophy.”
Richard Rorty, New York Times Book Review
Product Details
ISBN: 9780061627019
ISBN-10: 0061627011
Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Publication Date: November 4th, 2008
Pages: 480
Language: English
Series: Harper Perennial Modern Thought