I would recommend reading "A very short introduction to Heidegger" before starting Being and Time.
The reader must be extraordinarily careful with Heidegger's definitions, as the author invents much of his own terminology and uses familiar terms in unusual ways.
For instance, I read this book so slowly that every page felt like ten pages, or the 488 pages felt like 4,880.
To understand Heidegger (and everything that came after him!) this is a must read.Published 19 days ago by Erwin Losekoot
The Macquarrie and Robinson translation of Heidegger's *Sein und Zeit*, which vies with *Philosophical Investigations* for the title of "most important work of 20th-century... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jeffrey Rubard
The most important philosophical work of the 20th century, and a text whose influence will still be felt for some centuries to come, I am willing to reckon. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Arjun
I'd been meaning to read Being and Time (B&T) for many years but it was only a few weeks ago that inclination coincided with opportunity. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Cosmo Crawley
I started listening to Hubert Dreyfus' Heidegger podcast (courses 185 and 189 at UC Berkeley) thinking that I wouldn't have to buy the book, but after investing many hours in... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Stephen Malinowski
A towering book well translated.
A redundant introduction by Taylor Carman, who's more interested in highlighting himself and his views than introducing Heidegger. Read more
I became interested in Heidegger because of his influence on Karl Rahner's earlier work, such as Spirit in the World. I am just finishing my second reading of Being and Time. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Lawrence of Cayucos
The first two or three times I tried B&T out, I could find no way of working my way into it. The text seemed incredibly convoluted, and I could barely follow most of Heidegger's... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Dylan O'Brien