Heidegger: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edition) [#025]
Heidegger: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edition) [#025]

Heidegger: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edition) [#025]

Michael Inwood

20世紀においてマルティン・ハイデッガー(1889-1976年)ほど反発を呼んだ哲学者はほかにはいません。『存在と時間』を中心に、存在、不信、罪、運命、真実、時間性など、実存主義思想のテーマについて紹介するとともに、第2版は、多岐にわたりながらも首尾一貫した観点を持った晩年の思想や、ハイデッガーのナチス・反ユダヤ主義との関係にも言及します。20世紀を代表する偉大、かつ謎めいた哲学者についてのコンパクトな概説書です。(cf. Existentialism, #153; Hermeneutics, #448)

  • An accessible guide to the existentialist and complex philosophy of Heidegger, whose work runs to around a hundred volumes.
  • Explores how Heidegger's thought offers a fascinating insight into the nature of being and time, freedom, and destiny.
  • Includes a diagnosis of his anti-semitism, which has found further confirmation in the posthumous Black Notebooks.

New to this Edition:

  • A new chapter discussing Heidegger's later work in more detail, and how it stemmed from the ideas of Being and Time.
  • An expanded look at Heidegger's Nazisim and anti-semitism, and its deep connection with his overall view of philosophy.

Martin Heidegger, considered by some to be the greatest charlatan ever to claim the title of 'philosopher', by some as an apologist for Nazism, and by others as an acknowledged leader in continental philosophy, is probably the most divisive thinker of the twentieth century. 
In the second edition of this Very Short Introduction, Michael Inwood focuses on Heidegger's most important work, Being and Time, to explore its major themes of existence in the world, inauthenticity, guilt, destiny, truth, and the nature of time. These themes are then reassessed in the light of Heidegger's multifaceted later thought, and how, despite its diversity, it hangs together as a single, coherent project. Finally, Inwood turns to Heidegger's Nazism and anti-semitism, to reveal its deep connection with his personality and overall view of philosophy. This is an invaluable guide to the complex and voluminous thought of one of the twentieth century's greatest yet most enigmatic philosophers. 


1: Heidegger's life
2: Heidegger's philosophy
3: Being
4: Dasein
5: The world-historical
6: Language, truth, and care
7: Time, death, and conscience
8: Temporality, transcendence, and freedom
9: History and world-time
10: After Being and Time
11: St. Martin of Messkirch?
Further reading


Michael Inwood, Emeritus Fellow of Trinity College, Oxford
Born In London in 1944, Michael Inwood studied classics and specialised in philosophy at University College, Oxford. He was Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy at Trinity College, Oxford, from 1967 until 2011, and is now an Emeritus Fellow of the College. Inwood is the author of several books on German philosophy, including A Heidegger Dictionary (Wiley-Blackwell, 1999), and, in 2018, completed a translation of Hegel's The Phenomenology of Spirit (OUP).

"This antidote to the bafflement with which Heidegger's writings are often received is authored with exemplary clarity. Incisive and accessible, Inwoods cool-headed clarifications will be welcomed both inside and outside philosophy." - Stephen Priest, Research Fellow in Philosophy of Science and Philosophy of Religion, Catholic Faculty of Theology, Ruhr Universität Bochum

"This is the best short introduction to Heidegger, written by one of the most prominent experts in the field. It is particularly strong on the early and middle Heidegger, including the question of Being and the essence of truth and art." - Edward Kanterian, author of Kant, God and Metaphysics

"Review from previous edition Inwood's work is a fine little book; a transparent window onto Heidegger that renders him fascinating and profound.'" - John Shand, Philosophical Books


ISBN : 9780198828662

Michael Inwood
192 ページ
111 x 174 mm
Very Short Introductions





Heidegger: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edition) [#025]

Heidegger: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edition) [#025]

Heidegger: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edition) [#025]