Few philosophers have had more influence on the shape of western philosophy after 1900 than Martin Heidegger. Basic Writings offers a full range of this profound and controversial thinker's writings in one volume, 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
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.
About the Author
Martin Heidegger (1889-1976) was born in Germany and taught philosophy at the Universities of Freiburg and Marburg. His work helped launched the radical philosophical movement known as phenomenology, whose most famous expositors include Jean-Paul Sartre and Jacques Derrida.