Heidegger: Thinking of Being

2014.12.17 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Lee Braver, Heidegger: Thinking of Being, Polity, 2014, 234pp., $24.95 (pbk), ISBN 9780745664927. Reviewed by Sacha Golob,
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2014.12.17 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Lee Braver, Heidegger: Thinking of Being, Polity, 2014, 234pp., $24.95 (pbk), ISBN 9780745664927. Reviewed by Sacha Golob, King's College London Readers approaching Heidegger for the first time often find the experience alternately exhilarating and stupefying. In attempting to come to grips with his texts they face a number of familiar obstacles: Heidegger's highly complex prose style, in turn poetic, incisive, and simply obscure; his tendency to assume close familiarity with vast swathes of the Western canon; the absence of any natural introductory work -- there is nothing in Heidegger's corpus which might play the role which the Enquiry or the Prolegomena do in introducing students to Hume or Kant. There is, additionally, the further problem presented by the development of Heidegger's philosophy in the decades before, during, and after the war: what is the best way to make sense of the transition from. . .

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