Basic Writings

Basic Writings

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"One of the most profound thinkers of the 20th century." -- New York Times

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

Basic Writings is the finest single-volume anthology of the work of Martin Heidegger, widely considered one of the most important 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. This essential collection provides readers with a concise introduction to the groundbreaking philosophy of this brilliant and essential thinker.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 137 x 201 x 28mm | 354g
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised, Expanded ed.
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0061627011
  • 9780061627019
  • 49,335

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Basic Writings is the finest single-volume anthology of the work of Martin Heidegger, widely considered one of the most important 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.
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"One of the most profound thinkers of the 20th century." -- New York Times

"Among the most influential philosophers of modern times." -- Newsweek

"Powerful and original . . . Being and Time changed the course of philosophy." -- Richard Rorty, New York Times Book Review
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