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Oxford University Press
01 April 2019
Philosophy; Phenomenology & Existentialism; Philosophy of mind
Martin Heidegger, considered by some to be the greatest charlatan ever to claim the title of 'philosopher', by some as an apologist for Nazism, and by others as an acknowledged leader in continental philosophy, is probably the most divisive thinker of the twentieth century. In the second edition of this Very Short Introduction, Michael Inwood focuses on Heidegger's most important work, Being and Time, to explore its major themes of existence in the world, inauthenticity, guilt, destiny, truth, and the nature of time. These themes are then reassessed in the light of Heidegger's multifaceted later thought, and how, despite its diversity, it hangs together as a single, coherent project. Finally, Inwood turns to Heidegger's Nazism and anti-semitism, to reveal its deep connection with his personality and overall view of philosophy. This is an invaluable guide to the complex and voluminous thought of one of the twentieth century's greatest yet most enigmatic philosophers. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
By:   Michael Inwood (Emeritus Fellow of Trinity College Oxford)
Imprint:   Oxford University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   2nd Revised edition
Dimensions:   Height: 176mm,  Width: 115mm,  Spine: 10mm
Weight:   132g
ISBN:   9780198828662
ISBN 10:   0198828667
Series:   Very Short Introductions
Pages:   168
Publication Date:   01 April 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Born In London in 1944, Michael Inwood studied classics and specialised in philosophy at University College, Oxford. He was Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy at Trinity College, Oxford, from 1967 until 2011, and is now an Emeritus Fellow of the College. Inwood is the author of several books on German philosophy, including A Heidegger Dictionary (Wiley-Blackwell, 1999), and, in 2018, completed a translation of Hegel's The Phenomenology of Spirit (OUP).

Reviews for Heidegger: A Very Short Introduction

Review from previous edition Inwood's work is a fine little book; a transparent window onto Heidegger that renders him fascinating and profound.' * John Shand, Philosophical Books *

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