Major Works

  • 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… More

Other Works

  • Heidegger’s Collected Works (Gesamtausgabe)

    The publication of the complete works of Heidegger in German, the Gesamtausgabe, was begun during Heidegger’s lifetime. He defined the order of publication and dictated that the principle of editing should be “ways not works.” The… More
  • What Is A Thing?

    - Heidegger, Martin. Translated by W.B. Barton and V. Deutsch. What Is A Thing? Gateway Editions, 1968.
    A translation of a course Heidegger taught in 1935  “The Question of the Thing. Kant’s Doctrine of Transcendental Principles.”  Volume 41 in the Collected Works.  
  • Discourse on Thinking

    - Heidegger, Martin. Discourse on Thinking. A Translation of Gelassenheit. Translated by John M. Anderson and E. Hans Freund. New York: Harper & Row, 1969.
    Contains two works: “Memorial Address” from 1955  and “Conversations on a Country Path about Thinking.” Excerpt: “Man today is in flight from thinking… But part of this flight is that man will neither see nor admit it. Man today… More
  • On the Way to Language

    - Heidegger, Martin. On the Way to Language. Translated by P.D. Hertz and J. Strambaugh. New York: Harper & Row, 1982.
    Synopsis: In this volume Martin Heidegger confronts the philosophical problems of language and begins to unfold the meaning behind his famous and little understood phrase “Language is the House of Being.” The “Dialogue on Language,”… More
  • Early Greek Thinking

    - Heidegger, Martin. Early Greek Thinking. Translated by David F. Krell and Frank A. Capuzzi. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1984.
    Synopsis: Heidegger’s key essays on the pre-Socratic philosophers; an unexcelled look at the roots of Western philosophy. Contains the following of Heidegger’s texts: Logos (Heraclitus, Fragment B 50) Aletheia (Heraclitus, Fragment B 16) The… More
  • The Basic Problems of Phenomenology

    - Heidegger, Martin. The Basic Problems of Phenomenology. Translated by Albert Hofstadter. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1988.
    Synopsis: A lecture course that Martin Heidegger gave in 1927, The Basic Problems of Phenomenology continues and extends explorations begun in Being and Time. In this text, Heidegger provides the general outline of his thinking about the fundamental problems… More
  • Nietzsche

    - Heidegger, Martin. Nietzsche. Translated by David Farrell Krell. San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 1991.
    Excerpt: Is Nietzsche then not at all so modern as the hubbub that has surrounded him makes it seem? Is Nietzsche not nearly so subversive as he himself was wont to pose? Dispelling such fears is not really necessary; we need not bother to do that. On the… More
  • The Principle of Reason

    - Heidegger, Martin. The Principle of Reason. Translated by Reginald Lilly. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1991.
    Summary: The Principle of Reason, the text of an important and influential lecture course that Martin Heidegger gave in 1955-56, takes as its focal point Leibniz’s principle: nothing is without reason. Heidegger shows here that the principle of reason… More
  • The Metaphysical Foundations of Logic

    - Heidegger, Martin. The Metaphysical Foundations of Logic. Translated by Michael Heim. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, December 1992.
    Synopsis: Offering a full-scale study of the theory of reality hidden beneath modern logic, The Metaphysical Foundations of Logic, a lecture course given in 1928, illuminates the transitional phase in Heidegger’s thought from the existential analysis of… More
  • Basic Questions of Philosophy : Selected “Problems” of “Logic”

    - Heidegger, Martin. Basic Questions of Philosophy: Selected "Problems" of "Logic". Translated by Richard Rojcewicz and André Schuwer. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1994.
    Synopsis: First published in German in 1984 as volume 45 of Martin Heidegger’s collected works, this book is the first English translation of a lecture course he presented at the University of Freiburg in 1937–1938. Heidegger’s task here is to reassert… More
  • Aristotle’s Metaphysics: On the Essence and Actuality of Force

    - Heidegger, Martin. Aristotle's Metaphysics Θ 1-3: On the Essence and Actuality of Force. Translated by Walter Brogan and Peter Warnek. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1995.
    Synopsis: Martin Heidegger’s reading of Aristotle was one of the pivotal influences in the development of his philosophy. First published in German in 1981 as volume 33 of Heidegger’s Collected Works, this book translates a lecture course he presented… More
  • Kant and the Problem of Metaphysics

    - Heidegger, Martin. Kant and the Problem of Metaphysics. 5th ed. Translated by Richard Taft. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1997.
    Synopsis: Since its original publication in 1929, Martin Heidegger’s provocative book on Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason has attracted much attention both as an important contribution to twentieth-century Kant scholarship and as a pivotal work in… More
  • Phenomenological Interpretations of Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason

    - Heidegger, Martin. Phenomenological Interpretation of Kant's Critique of Pure Reason. Translated by Parvis Emad and Kenneth Maly. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1997.
    Synopsis: The text of Martin Heidegger’s 1927–28 university lecture course on Emmanuel Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason presents a close interpretive reading of the first two parts of this masterpiece of modern philosophy. In this course, Heidegger… More
  • Pathmarks

    - Heidegger, Martin. Pathmarks. Edited by William McNeill. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998.
    Synopsis: This is the first time that a seminal collection of fourteen essays by Martin Heidegger (originally published in German under the title Wegmarken) has appeared in English in its complete form. The volume includes new or first-time translations of… More
  • Basic Concepts

    - Heidegger, Martin. Basic Concepts. Translated by Gary E. Aylesworth. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, July 7, 1998.
    Basic Concepts, one of the first texts to appear in English from the critical later period of Martin Heidegger’s thought, strikes out in new directions. First published in German in 1981 as Grundbegriffe (volume 51 of Martin Heidegger’s Collected… More
  • Ontology—Hermeneutics of Facticity

    - Heidegger, Martin. Ontology: Hermeneutics of Facticity. Translated by John van Buren. Bloomington, Ind.: Indiana University Press, 1999.  
    Synopsis: First published in 1988 as volume 63 of his Collected Works, Ontology—The Hermeneutics of Facticity is the text of Heidegger’s lecture course at the University of Freiburg during the summer of 1923. In these lectures, Heidegger reviews and… More
  • Elucidations of Hölderlin’s Poetry

    - Heidegger, Martin. Elucidations of Hölderlin's Poetry. Translated by Keith Höller. Amherst, N.Y: Humanity Books, 2000.
    Summary: The commentaries of Martin Heidegger on the lyric poems of German Romantic poet Friedrich Hölderlin are an extraordinary encounter between poetry and the penetrating thought of a powerful philosophical mind. The writings included here reveal much… More
  • Off The Beaten Track

    - Heidegger, Martin. Off the Beaten Track. Edited and translated by Julian Young and Kenneth Haynes. Cambridge, UK New York: Cambridge University Press, 2002.
    Originally published in German under the title Holzwege, this collection of texts is Heidegger’s first post-war work and contains some of the major expositions of his later philosophy. Although translations of the essays have appeared individually in a… More
  • The Essence of Truth

    - Heidegger, Martin. The Essence of Truth. On Plato's Cave Allegory and Theaetetus. Translated by Ted Sadler. New York London: Continuum, 2002.
    Summary: The Essence of Truth must count as one of Heidegger’s most important works, for nowhere else does he give a comparably thorough explanation of what is arguably the most fundamental and abiding theme of his entire philosophy, namely the… More
  • The End of Philosophy

    - Heidegger, Martin. The End of Philosophy. Translated by Joan Stambaugh. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003.
    Summary: Joan Stambaugh’s translations of the works of Heidegger, accomplished with his guidance, have made key aspects of his thought and philosophy accessible to readers of English for many years. This collection, writes Stambaugh, contains… More
  • The Phenomenology of Religious Life

    - Heidegger, Martin. The Phenomenology of Religious Life. Translated by Matthias Fritsch and Jennifer Anna Gosetti-Frencei. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2004.
    Excerpt: One will say that the usual philosophy of religion also holds on to the historical, to the religious-historical. But does the formulation of the problem of the usual history of religion attain to the genuine object of religiosity itself? So long as… More
  • The Essence of Human Freedom

    - Heidegger, Martin. The Essence of Human Freedom : An Introduction to Philosophy. Translated by Ted Sadler. London, New York: Continuum, 2005.
    Review from Library Journal: Over the past decade, an abundant number of Heidegger’s writings have been translated into English. Key among them are the lectures he delivered both prior to and following the writing of his magnum opus, Being and Time,… More
  • Basic Concepts of Ancient Philosophy

    - Heidegger, Martin. Basic Concepts of Ancient Philosophy. Translated by Richard Rojcewicz. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2008.
    Synopsis: Basic Concepts of Ancient Philosophy presents a lecture course given by Martin Heidegger in 1926 at the University of Marburg. First published in German as volume 22 of the collected works, the book provides Heidegger’s most systematic history… More
  • Basic Concepts of Aristotelian Philosophy

    - Heidegger, Martin. Basic Concepts of Aristotelian Philosophy. Translated by Robert D. Metcalf and Mark B. Tanzer. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2009.
    Synopsis: Volume 18 of Martin Heidegger’s collected works presents his important 1924 Marburg lectures which anticipate much of the revolutionary thinking that he subsequently articulated in Being and Time. Here are the seeds of the ideas that would… More
  • Being and Truth

    - Heidegger, Martin. Being and Truth. Translated by Gregory Fried, and Richard F. Polt. Bloomington, Ind: Indiana University Press, 2010.
    Synopsis: In these lectures, delivered in 1933-1934 while he was Rector of the University of Freiburg and an active supporter of the National Socialist regime, Martin Heidegger addresses the history of metaphysics and the notion of truth from Heraclitus to… More
  • Country Path Conversations

    - Heidegger, Martin. Country Path Conversations. Translated by Bret W. Davis. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2010.
    Summary: First published in German in 1995, volume 77 of Heidegger’s Complete Works consists of three imaginary conversations written as World War II was coming to an end. Composed at a crucial moment in history and in Heidegger’s own thinking, these… More
  • The Concept of Time

    - Heidegger, Martin. The Concept of Time. Translated by Ingo Farin. London New York: Continuum, 2011.
    The Concept of Time presents Heidegger’s so-called Dilthey review, widely considered the first draft of his celebrated masterpiece, Being and Time. Here Heidegger reveals his deep commitment to Wilhelm Dilthey and Count Yorck von Wartenburg. He agrees… More
  • Contributions to Philosophy (of the Event)

    - Heidegger, Martin. Contributions to Philosophy (Of the Event). Translated by Richard Rojcewicz and Daniela Neu. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2012.
    Synopsis: Martin Heidegger’s Contributions to Philosophy reflects his famous philosophical “turning.” In this work, Heidegger returns to the question of being from its inception in Being and Time to a new questioning of being as event. Heidegger… More
  • Bremen and Freiburg Lectures: Insight Into That Which Is and Basic Principles of Thinking

    - Heidegger, Martin. Bremen and Freiburg Lectures : Insight into That Which Is, and Basic Principles of Thinking. Translated by Andrew J. Mitchell. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2012.
    Synopsis: This volume consists of two lecture series given by Heidegger in the 1940s and 1950s. The lectures given in Bremen constitute the first public lectures Heidegger delivered when he was officially banned from teaching after World War II. Here,… More
  • Basic Problems of Phenomenology: Winter Semester 1919/1920

    - Heidegger, Martin. Basic Problems of Phenomenology (Winter Semester 1919/1920). Translated by Scott M. Campbell. New York: Bloomsbury, 2012.
    Synopsis: Basic Problems of Phenomenology presents the first English translation of Martin Heidegger’s early lecture course from the Winter of 1919/1920, in which he attempts to clarify phenomenology by looking at the phenomenon of life, which he sees… More
  • The Event

    - Heidegger, Martin. The Event. Translated by Richard Rojcewicz. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 2013.
    Summary: Martin Heidegger’s The Event offers his most substantial self-critique of his Contributions to Philosophy: Of the Event and articulates what he means by the event itself. Richard Rojcewicz’s elegant translation offers the English-speaking reader… More


  • Heidegger by Michael Gillespie

    - Gillespie, Michael. "Heidegger." Ed. Leo Strauss and Joseph Cropsey, The History of Political Philosophy. University of Chicago Press, 1963.
    Excerpt: “Martin Heidegger was the first philosopher since Plato and Aristotle seriously to consider the question of Being. Indeed his devotion to this question has marked him out as the preeminent continental European philosopher of the twentieth… More
  • Heidegger, Being, and Truth

    - Versenyi, Laszlo. Heidegger, Being, and Truth. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1965.
    The author’s investigation follows the development of Heidegger’s thought from his rejection of traditional Western philosophy as too subjectivistic and humanistic, through his attempt to make his own philosophy less man-bound, to his success in… More
  • Nihilism: A Philosophical Essay

    - Rosen, Stanley. Nihilism: A Philosophical Essay. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1969.
    Editorial Reviews: “The growing importance of reason in philosophy concerns Stanley Rosen in this essay. Rosen’s primary objective is to defend Plato and classical philosophy against Martin Heidegger’s radical existentialist criticism. . . .… More
  • Heidegger and the Tradition

    - Marx, Werner. Heidegger and the Tradition. Translated by Theodore Kisiel and Murray Greene. Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 1971.
    Synopsis: A view of Heidegger’s divergence from the traditional philosophies of reason written by Werner Marx a German professor of philosophy at The University of Freiburg and an expert on Heidegger’s thought.
  • Heidegger As A Political Thinker

    - Harries, Karsten. "Heidegger As A Political Thinker." The Review of Metaphysics. Vol. 29, No. 4 (Jun., 1976), pp. 642-669.
    Excerpt: Asked whether, in the light of recent attempts to use philosophy to change our goals and to help transform society, he saw a social mission for his philosophy, Heidegger gave a negative reply: “If one wants to answer this question, one has to… More
  • Heidegger’s Politics

    - Marcuse, Herbert and Frederick Olafson. “Heidegger’s Politics.” Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal, 6 (Winter 1977): 28-40.
    Excerpt: Olafson: Professor Marcuse, you are very widely known as a social philosopher and a Marxist; but I think there are relatively few who know that Martin Heidegger and his philosophy played a considerable role in your intellectual career. Perhaps we… More
  • Martin Heidegger

    - Steiner, George. Martin Heidegger. New York: Viking, 1978.  
    Synopsis:In Martin Heidegger, George Steiner delves into the life and work of the prolific German philosopher. His deft analysis lays bare the intricacies of Heidegger’s work and his influence on modern society, offering a clear and accessible analysis of… More
  • Martin Heidegger and the Pre-Socratics

    - Seidel, George Joseph. Martin Heidegger and the Pre-Socratics. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press: 1978.
    No synopsis available.
  • Heidegger’s Being and Time by Mark Blitz

    - Blitz, Mark. Heidegger’s Being and Time and the Possibility of Political Philosophy. Cornell University Press, 1981.
    Synopsis: Heidegger’s Being and Time (1927) challenged earlier thinking about the basic structures of human being, our involvement in practical affairs, and our understanding of history, time, and being. Mark Blitz clarifies Heidegger’s… More
  • Heidegger Memorial Lectures

    - Gadamer, Hans Georg and Werner Marx. Heidegger Memorial Lectures. Pittsburgh: Duquesne University Press, January 1, 1982.
  • Heidegger and the Problem of Knowledge

    - Guignon, Charles. Heidegger and the Problem of Knowledge. Indianapolis: Hackett, 1983.
    Synopsis: “The best book-length treatment of Heidegger with which I am familiar…What Guignon does, very skillfully, is to use the problem of knowledge as a focus for organizing a discussion of Heidegger’s thought in its entirety…Places… More
  • Hegel, Heidegger, and the Ground of History

    - Gillespie, Michael Allen. Hegel, Heidegger, and the Ground of History. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 1984.
    Synopsis: This thoughtful and stimulating work boldly takes on the task of assessing the thought of both Hegel and Heidegger. Gillespie seeks to explain how these two philosophers have tried to understand what history means when taken as a whole, and what… More
  • Eclipse of the Self: The Development of Heidegger’s Concept of Authenticity

    - Zimmerman, Michael. Eclipse of the Self: The Development of Heidegger’s Concept of Authenticity. Athens: Ohio University Press, 1986.
    Synopsis: Although it is sometimes said that Martin Heidegger’s later philosophy no longer concerned itself with the theme of authenticity so crucial to Being and Time (1927), this book argues that his interest in authenticity was always strong. After… More
  • Is There a Measure On Earth? Foundations for a Nonmetaphysical Ethics

    - Marx, Werner, Thomas J. Nenon and Reginald Lilly. Is There a Measure On Earth? Foundations For a Nonmetaphysical Ethics. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987.
    Synopsis: The search for an ethics rooted in human experience is the crux of this deeply compassionate work, here translated from the 1983 German edition. Distinguished philosopher Werner Marx provides a close reading, critique, and Weiterdenken, or… More
  • Radical Hermeneutics: Repetition, Deconstruction, and the Hermeneutic Project

    - Caputo, J.D. Radical Hermeneutics: Repetition, Deconstruction, and the Hermeneutic Project. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1987.
    “This is a remarkable book: wide-ranging, resonant, and well-written; it is also reflective and personable, warm and engaging.” —Philosophy and Literature For John D. Caputo, hermeneutics means radical thinking without transcendental… More
  • Truth and Method

    - Gadamer, Hans-Georg. Truth and Method. Translated by Joel Weinsheimer and Donald G. Marshall. Rev. ed. New York: Continuum, 1989.
    Synopsis: Written in the 1960s, Truth and Method is Gadamer’s magnum opus. Looking behind the self-consciousness of science, he discusses the tense relationship between truth and methodology. In examining the different experiences of truth, he aims to… More
  • “Work and Weltanschauung: The Heidegger Controversy from a German Perspective.”

    - Habermas, Jurgen. “Work and Weltanschauung: The Heidegger Controversy from a German Perspective.” The New Conservatism: Cultural Criticism and the Historians’ Debate. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1990.
    Author’s Introduction: “This text was originally written as the foreword to the German edition of Victor Farias’ book, Heidegger et le Nazisme (1988). I believe a separate publication is warranted because certain aspects of the general issue… More
  • Martin Heidegger and National Socialism: Questions and Answers.

    - Neske, Günther, and Emil Kettering. Martin Heidegger and National Socialism: Questions and Answers. New York, NY: Paragon House, 1990.
    From Publishers Weekly: Victor Farias dealt a blow to Heidegger’s reputation with his 1987 book Heidegger and Nazism. Now comes this damage-control exercise, a collection of essays, interviews and comments in defense of Heidegger, edited by Neske, the… More
  • Heidegger’s Confrontation with Modernity: Technology, Politics, and Art

    - Zimmerman, Micahel. Heidegger’s Confrontation with Modernity: Technology, Politics, and Art. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1990.
    Synopsis: “Writing in a lively and refreshingly clear American English, Zimmerman provides an uncompromisingly honest and judicious account… of Heidegger’s views on technology and his involvement with National Socialism…. One of the most… More
  • The Politics of Being by Richard Wolin

    - Wolin, Richard. The Politics of Being: The Political Thought of Martin Heidegger. New York: Columbia University Press, 1992.
    Synopsis: This study reconstructs the relationship between philosophy and politics in the way in which Heidegger’s failure as a politician influenced the redevelopment of philosophy in the 1930s. The author also explains how Heidegger’s failure… More
  • Being-in-the-World: A Commentary on Heidegger’s Being and Time, Division I

    - Dreyfus, Hubert L. Being-in-the-World: A Commentary on Heidegger’s Being and Time, Division I. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1991.
    Synopsis: Being-in-the-World is a guide to one of the most influential philosophical works of this century: Division I of Part One of Being and Time, where Martin Heidegger works out an original and powerful account of being-in-the-world which he then uses… More
  • Heidegger: A Critical Reader

    - Dreyfus and Hall ed. Heidegger: A Critical Reader. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1991.
  • Martin Heidegger’s Path of Thinking

    - Pöggeler, Otto, D. Margurshak and S. Barber. Martin Heidegger's Path of Thinking. Amherst, NY: Humanity, 1991.
    Synopsis: This book offers a rich introduction to Heidegger that reveals Poggeler’s sound scholarship and philosophical criticism.
  • The Heidegger Controversy: A Critical Reader

    - Wolin, Richard ed. The Heidegger Controversy: A Critical Reader. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1993.
    Synopsis: This anthology is a significant contribution to the debate over the relevance of Martin Heidegger’s Nazi ties to the interpretation and evaluation of his philosophical work. Included are a selection of basic documents by Heidegger, essays and… More
  • Heidegger: Through Phenomenology to Thought

    - Richardson, William J. Heidegger: Through Phenomenology to Thought. New York: Fordham University Press, 2003.
    This book, one of the most frequently cited works on Martin Heidegger in any language, belongs on any short list of classic studies of Continental philosophy. William J. Richardson explores the famous turn (Kehre) in Heidegger’s thought after Being in… More
  • “Heidegger and the Hermeneutic Turn”

    - Hoy, David Couzens. “Heidegger and the Hermeneutic Turn.” In The Cambridge Companion to Heidegger. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993.
    Synopsis: “The closing decades of this century have been marked by a wideranging, multidisciplinary exploration of the theory of interpretation and its practical implications. To speak of a revolution in the history of thought is perhaps too grand, but… More
  • The Question of Being by Stanley Rosen

    - Rosen, Stanley. The Question of Being: A Reversal of Heidegger. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1993.
    Synopsis: In this book, Rosen enters into a debate with Heidegger in order to provide a justification for metaphysics. Rosen presents a fresh interpretation of metaphysics that opposes the traditional doctrines attacked by Heidegger, on the one hand, and by… More
  • Martin Heidegger: A Political Life

    - Ott, Hugo and Allen Blunden. Martin Heidegger: A Political Life. Hammersmith, London: HarperCollinsPublishers, 1993.
    A documented account of how Heidegger came to embrace and promote Nazism, with fateful consequences for both his thought and German intellectual life in general.
  • Demythologizing Heidegger

    - Caputo, J.D. Demythologyzing Heidegger. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 1981.
    Synopsis: A readable chronological consideration of Heidegger’s texts that assesses his achievement as a thinker, while pointing to the sources of his political and ethical failure. Caputo addresses the religious significance of Heidegger’s thought.… More
  • “Death, Time, History: Division II of Being and Time”

    - Hoffman, Piotr. “Death, Time, History: Division II of Being and Time.” In The Cambridge Companion to Heidegger. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995.
    Excerpt: This certainty, that “I myself am in that I will die” is the basic certainty of Dasein itself. . . . The MORIBUNDUS first gives the SUM its sense. (HCT 316-17) Only in dying can I to some extent say absolutely, “I am.” (HCT 318) Modern… More
  • “Heidegger, Language, and Ecology”

    - Taylor, Charles. “Heidegger, Language, and Ecology.” In Philosophical Arguments. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1995.
    Excerpt: I want to offer a reading of Heidegger’s views on language which places him within the context of the revolutionary change in the understanding of language and art that took place in the late eighteenth century in Germany. I believe this is the… More
  • Heidegger and Arendt: The Fate of the Political

    - Villa, Dana. Heidegger and Arendt: The Fate of the Political. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1995.
    Synopsis: Theodor Adorno once wrote an essay to “defend Bach against his devotees.” In this book Dana Villa does the same for Hannah Arendt, whose sweeping reconceptualization of the nature and value of political action, he argues, has been… More
  • Martin Heidegger and European Nihilism

    - Löwith, Karl, and Richard Wolin. Martin Heidegger and European Nihilism. New York: Columbia University Press, 1998.
    Synopsis: Written by a former student of Heidegger, this book examines the relationship between the philosophy and the politics of a celebrated teacher and the allure that Nazism held out for scholars committed to revolutionary nihilism.
  • Heidegger: An Introduction

    - Polt, Richard. Heidegger: An Introduction. London: Routledge, 1999.
    Synopsis: Richard Polt provides a lively and accessible introduction to one of the most influential and intellectually demanding philosophers of the modern era. Covering the entire range of Heidegger’s thought, Polt skillfully communicates the essence… More
  • Heidegger’s Being and Time: Critical Essays

    - Polt, Richard ed. Heidegger’s Being and Time: Critical Essays. Lanhham: Rowman and Littlefield, 2005.
    Synopsis: Heidegger’s Being and Time: Critical Essays provides a variety of recent studies of Heidegger’s most important work. Twelve prominent scholars, representing diverse nationalities, generations, and interpretive approaches deal with… More
  • “The Principle of Phenomenology”

    - Carmen, Taylor. “The Principle of Phenomenology.” In The Cambridge Companion to Heidegger. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006.
    In this essay, Taylor Carmen examines the role of phenomenology in Heidegger’s thought and Heidegger’s relationship to the founder of phenomenology, Edmund Husserl.
  • The Cambridge Companion to Heidegger Edited by Charles Guignon

    -  Guignon, Charles B. Editor. The Cambridge Companion to Heidegger. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006.
    This volume contains introductory essays by leading Heidegger scholars on various aspects of his life and thought, including his most important work, Being and Time. In addition there are discussions of Heidegger’s thought in relation to mysticism,… More
  • Heidegger’s Analytic: Interpretation, Discourse, and Authenticity in Being and Time

    - Carmen, Taylor. Heidegger’s Analytic: Interpretation, Discourse, and Authenticity in Being and Time. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003.
    Synopsis: Unlike those who view Heidegger as an idealist, Taylor Carman asserts that Heidegger is best understood as a realist and offers a new interpretation of his major work, Being and Time. Among the book’s distinctive features are an interpretation… More
  • Philosophical Hermeneutics

    - Gadamer, Hans-Georg, and David Edward Linge. Philosophical Hermeneutics. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2008.
    Synopsis: This excellent collection contains 13 essays from Gadamer’s Kleine Schriften, dealing with hermeneutical reflection, phenomenology, existential philosophy, and philosophical hermeneutics. Gadamer applies hermeneutical analysis to Heidegger… More
  • Heidegger: The Man and the Thinker

    - Sheehan, Thomas ed. Heidegger: The Man and the Thinker. Chicago: Transaction, 2009.
    Synopsis: Many people consider Martin Heidegger the most important German philosopher of the twentieth century. He is indisputably controversial and influential. Athough much has been written about Heidegger, this may be the best single volume covering his… More
  • Natural Reich

    - Blitz, Mark. "Natural Reich." The Weekly Standard, February 8, 2010.
    A review of Heidegger: The Introduction of Nazism into Philosophy in Light of the Unpublished Seminars of 1933-1935 by Emmauel Faye, translated by Michael B. Smith. Yale University Press, 2009. “This book, which appeared in 2005 in France and is… More
  • The Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Heidegger and Being and Time

    - Mulhall, Stephen. The Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Heidegger and Being and Time. London: Routledge, 2013.
    Synopsis: The Routledge Guidebook to Heidegger’s Being and Time explores: 1)The context of Heidegger’s work and the background to his writing; 2) Each separate part of the text in relation to its goals, meanings and impact; 3) The reception the book… More
  • The Place of Prejudice

    - Sandel, Adam. The Place of Prejudice: A Case for Reasoning Within the World. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2014.
    Today we associate prejudice with ignorance and bigotry and consider it a source of injustice. So how can prejudice have a legitimate place in moral and political judgment? In this ambitious work, Adam Sandel shows that prejudice, properly understood, is not… More
  • Understanding Heidegger on Technology by Mark Blitz

    - Blitz, Mark, "Understanding Heidegger on Technology," The New Atlantis, Winter: 2014.
    Excerpt: Martin Heidegger (1889–1976) was perhaps the most divisive philosopher of the twentieth century. Many hold him to be the most original and important thinker of his era. Others spurn him as an obscurantist and a charlatan, while still others see his… More


  • Heidegger Interviewed on TV by Buddhist Monk

    - Heidegger on television in 1962 speaking briefly on the difficulty of thinking, technology, religion, and politics.
    If you have any problems seeing the subtitles, click on the Closed Caption button at the bottom of each video.
  • Hubert Dreyfus on Heidegger’s philosophy

    - Interview with Professor Dreyfus on the basic tenets of Heidegger's philosophy
    Professor Hubert Dreyfus summarizes Edmund Husserl’s thought before covering Heidegger’s thought in greater detail. Each of the five parts is approximately ten minutes.
  • Heidegger on Technology

    - Professor Jerry Weinberger on the theme of "Heidegger's legacy, technology and democratic politics."
    Kenyon College, 1994. Duration: 1hr 50min  
  • Heidegger “Human all too Human”

    - 1999 BBC Documentary on Heiddegger's life and philosophy.
  • Heidegger in Twelve Minutes

    - An easily accessible introduction to the basics of Heidegger's thought in 12 minutes.
  • Political Philosophy and the Ontological Question

    - Professor Richard Velkley, author of Heidegger, Strauss and the Premises of Philosophy, speaking at Catholic University in 2012.
    Professor Velkley addresses the question, “What place does thinking about politics have in Heidegger’s philosophy?”  
  • Toward a direct confrontation with political phenomena

    - Mark Blitz, "Reason, Politics, and Human Nature," Conversations with Bill Kristol, April 24, 2021.
    In this episode of Conversations with Bill Kristol, the great Heidegger scholar Mark Blitz draws on Heideggerian (and Platonic) insights to articulate a method for the study of political things.