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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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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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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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a great introduction

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

It helps you get the radiicalness of Heidegger.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Martin Heidegger?

The radical overthrow of metaphysics.

Which character – as performed by Robert Blumenfeld – was your favorite?

n/a

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

realizing the game changer that was Heidegger.

Any additional comments?

I plan to listen to it a second time.

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