Martin Heidegger

Books by Martin Heidegger

Martin Heidegger was an important and controversial philosopher of the 20th century. His major work was Being and Time, published in 1927.

He’s a difficult figure, not only because his writing can appear extremely obscure and convoluted, but also because he was a member of the National Socialist Party, and at times supported Hitler. He’s very complex and some people have even suggested there are connections between his philosophical stance and Nazism.

“He writes about technology, he writes about our relationship with the physical world and the way that the human being is embedded in the planet Earth. He was one of the first to unpack some of Nietzsche’s critical thinking about the received ideas of philosophy, and to set off in a completely new direction. He also wrote about many existentialist themes that Sartre would then pick up on.” Sarah Bakewell recommending books about existentialism.

Interviews where books by Martin Heidegger were recommended

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