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Heidegger A Guide for the Perplexed by David R. Cerbone

Heidegger A Guide for the Perplexed

Part of the Guides for the Perplexed Series


Heidegger A Guide for the Perplexed by David R. Cerbone

Martin Heidegger is one of the twentieth century's most influential, controversial and challenging philosophers. His Being and Time is a landmark text in modern philosophy, required reading for anyone studying Continental thought. However, the concepts encountered in Heidegger are intricate and frequently confusing, while the language through which they are articulated is deliberately dense and obscure. Heidegger: A Guide for the Perplexed is a thorough, cogent and reliable account of Heidegger's philosophy, ideal for the student who needs to reach a sound understanding of this complex and important thinker. The book covers Heidegger's oeuvre in its entirety, offering not only exposition of Being and Time , but also his later work.His perspectives on, and contributions to, both ontology and phenomenology are explored in full, as is the concept of Dasein, Heidegger's term for the human way of existence. Geared toward the specific requirements of students who need to reach a sound understanding of Heidegger's philosophy, this is the ideal companion to the study of this most influential and challenging of twentieth century philosophers. Continuum's Guides for the Perplexed are clear, concise and accessible introductions to thinkers, writers and subjects that students and readers can find especially challenging - or indeed downright bewildering. Concentrating specifically on what it is that makes the subject difficult to grasp, these books explain and explore key themes and ideas, guiding the reader towards a thorough understanding of demanding material.


Cerbone's book is unique among introductions and companions to Heidegger. Instead of trying to explain every detail of the text, he examines wide swathes of Heidegger's thought, giving the reader an overview of what is best in that thinker's work. His interpretations are so vivid, insightful and clear-headed, they will be of interest to advanced readers as well as to beginners and nonspecialists. A remarkable achievement. - Professor Charles Guignon, University of South Florida, USA Mention -Book News, November 2008 Mention --Book News, November 2008 Mention Book News, November 2008

About the Author

David R Cerbone is Associate Professor of Philosophy at West Virginia University. He is the author of Understanding Phenomenology, as well as numerous articles on Heidegger, Wittgenstein, and the analytic and Continental traditions in twentieth century philosophy.

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Publication date

19th June 2008


David R. Cerbone

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Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd. an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC


192 pages


History of Western philosophy



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