Being and Time (Harper Perennial Modern Thought) (Paperback)

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Being and Time changed the course of philosophy.” —Richard Rorty, New York Times Book Review

This first paperback edition of John Macquarrie and Edward Robinson's definitive translation also features a new foreword by Heidegger scholar Taylor Carman.

"What is the meaning of being?" This is the central question of Martin Heidegger's profoundly important work, in which the great philosopher seeks to explain the basic problems of existence. A central influence on later philosophy, literature, art, and criticism—as well as existentialism and much of postmodern thought—Being and Time forever changed the intellectual map of the modern world. As Richard Rorty wrote in the New York Times Book Review, "You cannot read most of the important thinkers of recent times without taking Heidegger's thought into account."

“Heidegger’s masterwork.” —The Economist

“Heidegger’s greatest work.” —The Guardian

About the Author


Martin Heidegger (1889-1976) was born in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. He studied at the University of Freiburg and became a professor at the University of Marburg in 1932. After publishing his his magnum opus, Being and Time (1927), he returned to Freiburg to assume the chair of philosophy upon Husserl's retirement.

Praise For…


“Powerful and original . . . Being and Time changed the course of philosophy.”
— Richard Rorty, New York Times Book Review

“Possibly the greatest Western philosopher since Hegel . . . Heidegger’s greatest work.”
— The Guardian

“Heidegger’s masterwork”
— The Economist


Product Details
ISBN: 9780061575594
ISBN-10: 0061575593
Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Publication Date: July 22nd, 2008
Pages: 608
Language: English
Series: Harper Perennial Modern Thought