Being and Time

Heidegger, Martin. Being and Time. Translated by John Macquarrie and Edward Robinson. Norwich: S.C.M. Press, 1962.

Excerpt: “[…] ‘For manifestly you have long been aware of what you mean when you use the expression “being”. We, however, who used to think we understood it, have now become perplexed.’ Do we in our time have an answer to the question of what we really… More

What Is Called Thinking?

Heidegger, Martin, and J. Glenn Gray. What Is Called Thinking? New York: Harper & Row, 1976.

What Is Called Thinking contains a course of university lectures Heidegger delivered in 1951 and 1952 at the University of Freiburg. They were the last before his formal retirement from the university and also the first lectures he was permitted to give there since 1944. “As near a… More

On Time and Being

Heidegger, Martin and J. Strambaugh. On Time and Being. New York: Harper & Row, 1977.

Synopsis: On Time and Being charts the so-called “turn” in Martin Heidegger’s philosophy away from his earlier metaphysics in Being and Time to his later thoughts after “the end of philosophy.” The title lecture, “Time and Being,” shows how… More

An Introduction to Metaphysics

Heidegger, Martin. Introduction to Metaphysics. Translated by Gregory Fried and Richard Polt. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2000.

First published in 1959, An Introduction to Metaphysics was the first book-length work by Heidegger to be published in English, preceding the English translation of Being and Time by three years. It contains the text of a series of classroom lectures by Heidegger on the topic of… More

Poetry, Language, Thought

Heidegger, Martin. Poetry, Language, Thought. Translated by Albert Hofstadter. New York: Perennical Classics, 2001.

Excerpt: Origin here means that from and by which something is what it is and as it is. What something is, as it is, we call its essence or nature. The origin of something is the source of its nature. The question concerning the origin of the work of art asks about the source of its… More

Plato’s Sophist

Heidegger, Martin, Richard Rojcewicz and Andre Schuwer. Plato's Sophist. Bloomington, Ind.: Indiana University Press, 2003.

Synopsis: This volume reconstructs Martin Heidegger’s lecture course at the University of Marburg in the winter semester of 1924-25, which was devoted to an interpretation of Plato and Aristotle. Published for the first time in German in 1992 as volume 19 of Heidegger’s… More

Basic Writings: Martin Heidegger

Heidegger, Martin. Basic Writings: Martin Heidegger. Edited by David Farrell Krell. London: Routledge, 2010.    

Basic Writings: Martin Heidegger offers a full range of this profound and controversial thinker’s writings in one volume, including: • The introduction to Being and Time • The Origin of the Work of Art • What Is Metaphysics? • Letter on Humanism • The Question Concerning… More

Phenomenological Interpretations of Aristotle

Heidegger, Martin. Phenomenological Interpretations of Aristotle : Initiation into Phenomenological Research. Translated by Richard Rojcewicz. Bloomington, Ind: Indiana University Press, 2009.

Excerpt: The following investigations, however, are not aimed at putting in train a philosophical rehabilitation and defense of Aristotle, nor is their goal to renew Aristotle by paving the way for an Aristotelianism interwoven with the results of modern science. Those are not serious… More

The Question Concerning Technology and Other Essays

Heidegger, Martin, and William Lovitt. The Question Concerning Technology, and Other Essays. New York :: HarperCollins Publishers, 2013.

The advent of machine technology has given rise to some of the deepest problems of modern thought. This newly packaged collection featuring Martin Heidegger’s celebrated essay “The Question Concerning Technology,” is an essential landmark in the philosophy of science… More