Martin Heidegger: Key Concepts
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Series: Key Concepts
Editor(s): Bret W. Davis  
ISBN: 1844651991
ISBN-13: 9781844651993
Publication Date: 31/12/2009
Pages: 306 (216 x 138mm)
Format: Paperback
Published Price: £14.99
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Martin Heidegger's writings are among the most formidable of recent philosophy. The pivotal concepts of his thought are for many the source of both fascination and frustration. Yet any student of philosophy needs to become acquainted with Heidegger’s thought. Martin Heidegger: Key Concepts is designed to facilitate this. Each chapter introduces and explains a key Heideggerian concept, or a cluster of closely related concepts. Together, the chapters cover the full range of Heidegger’s thought in its early, middle, and later phases. The book provides both a comprehensive introduction to Heidegger’s work for the beginning student and an accessible reference for more advanced readers interested in particular aspects of Heidegger’s thought.


"This book is a must-read for students of Heidegger's thought. Many of the essays here offer the best interpretation of Heidegger's key concepts, and from leading scholars in the field." – Robert Metcalf, University of Colorado Denver

"This volume goes straight to the heart of the difficulty one finds in reading Heidegger by addressing and clarifying Heidegger’s 'basic' concepts. These essays will be beneficial to all who take Heidegger seriously." – Dennis J. Schmidt, The Pennsylvania State University

"Puzzled by Heidegger’s central concepts? This book takes you clearly and concisely into some of the darkest thickets of his thinking." – David Wood, Vanderbilt University

Bret W. Davis is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Loyola University Maryland, USA. He is author of Heidegger and the Will: On the Way to Gelassenheit, and translator of Martin Heidegger, Country Path Conversations.

1. Introduction: Key Concepts in Heidegger’s Thinking of Being, Bret W. Davis
2. Hermeneutics of Facticity, Theodore Kisiel
3. Phenomenology and The Phenomenon, Günter Figal
4. Dasein as Being-in-the-World, Timothy Stapleton
5. Care and Authenticity, Charles Scott
6. Being and Time, Richard Polt
7. The Turn, Thomas Sheehan
8. National Socialism and the German People, Charles Bambach
9. Truth as Aletheia and the Clearing of Being, Daniel Dahlstrom
10. The Work of Art, Jonathan Dronsfield
11. Ereignis: The Event of Appropriation, Daniela Vallega-Neu
12. The History of Being, Peter Warnek

13. Will and Gelassenheit, Bret W. Davis
14. Ge-stell: Enframing as The Essence of Technology, Hans Ruin
15. Language and Poetry, John Lysaker
16. The Fourfold, Andrew Mitchell
17. Ontotheology and the Question of God(s), Ben Vedder
18. Heidegger on Christianity and Divinity, Bret W. Davis
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