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Reading Polt's book thus mirrors reading "Being and Time" itself.
The greater part of the book is devoted to 'Being and Time' with the last chapters given over to Heidegger's later work on art,language and technology.
Polt also provides a refreshingly straightforward and clear explanation of key ideas that should be accessible to any thoughtful undergraduate student.
With not a single chapter on Heidegger's fanatical devotion to Adolph Hitler and Nazism, his unbelievably repellent behavior toward Edmund Husserl, his lectures on national... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Conan
This book is a great introduction to Heidegger's thought. Specifically, chapters 3 and 4 serve as a section by section reading guide for Being and Time, which helps to break down... Read morePublished 19 months ago by D. M. House
I have only read the first few chapters of Professor Polt's beautifully written book as I am using it, as suggested by him, as a companion to Being and Time. Read morePublished on September 24, 2012 by Andy Turkington
I have to say that this is the almost perfect introductory book on Heidegger.It is so clearly written that at times it seems like reading a magazine. Read morePublished on April 5, 2012 by Amazon Customer
I have read this book twice. I have read several other intro books on Heidegger but this one is the clearest without simplifying Heideggers work.Published on September 27, 2011 by Monkey Business
I took an independent study of Being and Time with a professor who is a Heidegger scholar last semester and he recommended this book as something to read along side the text. Read morePublished on April 13, 2011 by Ben Brewer
Being and Time is a difficult read, even for people who are accustomed to reading dense works. This book will help you understand Heidegger, therefore I highly recommend it.Published on July 5, 2009 by Bjornstam
This is a superb introduction to Heidegger...particularly to his magnum opus, _Being and Time_.
Ignore whoever is still operating under "analytic" / "continental"... Read more
This truly is one of the better introductory guides to Being and Time. Dreyfus' book is very good, but I think this one is much better suited to a beginner. Read morePublished on July 26, 2005 by CK Dexter Haven