John Richardson is Professor of philosophy at New York University, USA. He is the author of Existential Epistemology; A Heideggerian Critique of the Cartesian Project (1986), Nietzsche's System (1996), and Nietzsche's New Darwinism (2004). He is a co-editor of Nietzsche (2001) in the Oxford Readings in Philosophy series.
This brilliant book should convince mainstream philosophers that Heidegger is a thinker they cannot ignore or dismiss. Stunningly clear, it serves up existential insights on a silver platter. - Iain Thomson, University of New Mexico, USA Equally remarkable for its erudition and clarity, this book will prove invaluable for students and scholars looking for guidance through Heidegger's early and later thought. Richardson's discussion of Being and Time is particularly ingenious, showing how it progresses through the increasingly profound layers of pragmatism, existentialism, and temporality. I highly recommend it. - Lee Braver, Hiram College, USA Here's a book on Heidegger that instructs the uninitiated, meets Heidegger's opponents with rigor and fairness, and does all this with commendable clarity and thoroughness. - Albert Borgmann, University of Montana, USA