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Publisher's Summary

With characteristic lucidity and style, Steiner makes Heidegger's immensely difficult body of work accessible to the general reader. In a new introduction, Steiner addresses language and philosophy and the rise of Nazism.
"It would be hard to imagine a better introduction to the work of philosopher Martin Heidegger." (George Kateb, The New Republic)
©1978, 1989 George Steiner (P)2013 Audible Inc.
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3 out of 5 stars
By littledarkone on 04-22-18

Like an extensive Wikipedia entry.

Superb as a cursory introduction and basic overview for the casually concerned. Not for serious students of philosophy. Better to bite the bullet of Being and just buy the Man’s book, ‘Sein und Zeit.’ At bottom: your actually lived-in life (and/or died-out death) is the only true (unconcealed) answer to the question, What is Being? As profound as it is unsound.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Charles on 07-21-15

A great commentary on Heidegger's thought.

Because of the complexity of Heidegger's rhetoric I would suggest getting the print book and reading along with the narrator. The narrator did a great job pronouncing the German expressions.

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