Being and Time

ISBN-10: 0061575593

ISBN-13: 9780061575594

Edition: 2008

Authors: Martin Heidegger

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"What is the meaning of being?" This is the central question of Martin Heidegger's profoundly important work, in which the great philosopher seeks to explain the basic problems of existence. A central influence on later philosophy, literature, art, and criticism-as well as existentialism and much of postmodern thought-Being and Time forever changed the intellectual map of the modern world. As Richard Rorty wrote in the New York Times Book Review, "You cannot read most of the important thinkers of recent times without taking Heidegger's thought into account." This first paperback edition of John Macquarrie and Edward Robinson's definitive translation also features a new foreword by Heidegger scholar Taylor Carman.
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List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 7/22/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 608
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.474
Language: English

Martin Heidegger was born in Messkirch, Baden, Germany on September 22, 1889. He studied Roman Catholic theology and philosophy at the University of Frieburg before joining the faculty at Frieburg as a teacher in 1915. Eight years later Heidegger took a teaching position at Marburg. He taught there until 1928 and then went back to Frieburg as a professor of philosophy. As a philosopher, Heidegger developed existential phenomenology. He is still widely regarded as one of the most original philosophers of the 20th century. Influenced by other philosophers of his time, Heidegger wrote the book, Being in Time, in 1927. In this work, which is considered one of the most important philosophical works of our time, Heidegger asks and answers the question "What is it, to be?" Other books written by Heidegger include Basic Writings, a collection of Heidegger's most popular writings; Nietzsche, an inquiry into the central issues of Friedrich Nietzsche's philosophy; On the Way to Language, Heidegger's central ideas on the origin, nature and significance of language; and What is Called Thinking, a systematic presentation of Heidegger's later philosophy. Since the 1960s, Heidegger's influence has spread beyond continental Europe and into a number of English-speaking countries. Heidegger died in Messkirch on May 26, 1976.

Translators' Preface
Author's Preface to the Seventh German Edition
Introduction: Exposition of the Question of the Meaning of Being
The Necessity, Structure, and Priority of the Question of Being
The necessity for explicitly restating the question of Being
The formal structure of the question of Being
The ontological priority of the question of Being
The ontical priority of the question of Being
The Twofold Task in Working Out the Question of Being. Method and Design of our investigation
The ontological analytic of Dasein as laying bare the horizon for an Interpretation of the meaning of Being in general
The task of Destroying the history of ontology
The phenomenological method of investigation
The concept of phenomenon
The concept of the logos
The preliminary conception of phenomenology
Design of the treatise
The Interpretation of Dasein in Terms of Temporality, and the Explication of Time as the Transcendental Horizon for the Question of Being
Division One: Preparatory Fundamental Analysis of Dasein
Exposition of the Task of a Preparatory Analysis of Dasein
The theme of the analytic of Dasein
How the analytic of Dasein is to be distinguished from anthropology, psychology, and biology
The existential analytic and the Interpretation of primitive Dasein. The difficulties of achieving a 'natural conception of the world'
Being-in-the-world in General as the basic state of Dasein
A preliminary sketch of Being-in-the-world, in terms of an orientation towards Being-in as such
A founded mode in which Being-in is exemplified. Knowing the world
The Worldhood of the World
The idea of the worldhood of the world in general
Analysis of environmentality and worldhood in general
The Being of the entities encountered in the environment
How the worldly character of the environment announces itself in entities within-the-world
Reference and signs
Involvement and significance: the worldhood of the world
A contrast between our analysis of worldhood and Descartes' Interpretation of the world
The definition of the 'world' as res extensa
Foundations of the ontological definition of the 'world'
Hermeneutical discussion of the Cartesian ontology of the 'world'
The aroundness of the environment, and Dasein's spatiality
The spatiality of the ready-to-hand within-the-world
The spatiality of Being-in-the-world
Space, and Dasein's spatiality
Being-in-the-world as Being-with and Being-one's-self. The 'They'
An approach to the existential question of the "who" of Dasein
The Dasein-with of Others, and everyday Being-with
Everyday Being-one's-Self and the "they"
Being-in as such
The task of a thematic analysis of Being-in
The existential Constitution of the "there"
Being-there as state-of-mind
Fear as a mode of state-of-mind
Being-there as understanding
Understanding and interpretation
Assertion as a derivative mode of interpretation
Being-there and discourse. Language
The everyday Being of the "there", and the falling of Dasein
Idle talk
Falling and thrownness
Care as the Being of Dasein
The question of the primordial totality of Dasein's structural whole
The basic state-of-mind of anxiety as a distinctive way in which Dasein is disclosed
Dasein's Being as care
Confirmation of the existential Interpretation of Dasein as care in terms of Dasein's pre-ontological way of interpreting itself
Dasein, worldhood, and reality
Reality as a problem of Being, and whether the 'external world' can be proved
Reality as an ontological problem
Reality and care
Dasein, disclosedness, and truth
The traditional conception of truth, and its ontological foundations
The primordial phenomenon of truth and the derivative character of the traditional conception of truth
The kind of Being which truth possesses, and the presupposition of truth
Division Two: Dasein and Temporality
The outcome of the preparatory fundamental analysis of Dasein, and the task of a primordial existential Interpretation of this entity
Dasein's Possibility of Being-a-whole, and Being-towards-death
The seeming impossibility of getting Dasein's Being-a-whole into our grasp ontologically and determining its character
The possibility of experiencing the death of Others, and the possibility of getting a whole Dasein into our grasp
That which is still outstanding; the end; totality
How the existential analysis of death is distinguished from other possible Interpretations of this phenomenon
Preliminary sketch of the existential-ontological structure of death
Being-towards-death and the everydayness of Dasein
Everyday Being-towards-the-end, and the full existential conception of death
Existential projection of an authentic Being-towards-death
Dasein's Attestation of an Authentic Potentiality-for-being, and Resoluteness
The problem of how an authentic existentiell possibility is attested
The existential-ontological foundations of conscience
The character of conscience as a call
Conscience as the call of care
Understanding the appeal, and guilt
The existential Interpretation of the conscience, and the way conscience is ordinarily interpreted
The existential structure of the authentic potentiality-for-Being which is attested in the conscience
Dasein's Authentic Potentiality-for-being-a-whole, and Temporality as the Ontological Meaning of Care
A preliminary sketch of the methodological step from the definition of Dasein's authentic Being-a-whole to the laying-bare of temporality as a phenomenon
Anticipatory resoluteness as the way in which Dasein's potentiality-for-Being-a-whole has existentiell authenticity
The hermeneutical situation at which we have arrived for Interpreting the meaning of the Being of care; and the methodological character of the existential analytic in general
Care and selfhood
Temporality as the ontological meaning of care
Dasein's temporality and the tasks arising there-from of repeating the existential analysis in a more primordial manner
Temporality and Everydayness
The basic content of Dasein's existential constitution, and a preliminary sketch of the temporal Interpretation of it
The temporality of disclosedness in general
The temporality of understanding
The temporality of state-of-mind
The temporality of falling
The temporality of discourse
The temporality of Being-in-the-world and the problem of the transcendence of the world
The temporality of circumspective concern
The temporal meaning of the way in which circumspective concern becomes modified into the theoretical discovery of the present-at-hand within-the-world
The temporal problem of the transcendence of the world
The temporality of the spatiality that is characteristic of Dasein
The temporal meaning of Dasein's everydayness
Temporality and Historicality
Existential-ontological exposition of the problem of history
The ordinary understanding of history, and Dasein's historizing
The basic constitution of historicality
Dasein's historicality, and world-history
The existential source of historiology in Dasein's historicality
The connection of the foregoing exposition of the problem of historicality with the researches of Wilhelm Dilthey and the ideas of Count Yorck
Temporality and Within-time-ness as the source of the ordinary conception of time
The incompleteness of the foregoing temporal analysis of Dasein
Dasein's temporality, and our concern with time
The time with which we concern ourselves, and within-time-ness
Within-time-ness and the genesis of the ordinary conception of time
A comparison of the existential-ontological connection of temporality, Dasein, and world-time, with Hegel's way of taking the relation between time and spirit
Hegel's conception of time
Hegel's Interpretation of the connection between time and spirit
The existential-temporal analytic of Dasein, and the question of fundamental ontology as to the meaning of Being in general
Author's Notes
Glossary of German Terms
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