"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.
About the Author
Martin Heidegger (1889-1976) spent most of his career teaching at the University of Freiburg. His most prominent works include "Being and Time," "Discourse on Thinking," "Identity and Difference," "What Is Called Thinking?," and "Poetry, Language, Thought,"
Joan Stambaugh is a professor emerita of philosophy at Hunter College of the City University of New York. She is the author, most recently, of "The Finitude of Being," "The Other Neitzsche," and "The Formless Self,"
John Macquarrie was Lady Margaret Professor Emeritus of Divinity at the University of Oxford and Canon Emeritus of Christ Church in Oxford prior ro his death in 2007. Macquarrie is internationally known as an outstanding interpreter of theology.
“Powerful and original . . . Being and Time changed the course of philosophy.”
-Richard Rorty, New York Times Book Review