Richard Polt is Professor of Philosophy at Xavier University, Cincinnati. He is the author of Heidegger: An Introduction and The Emergency of Being, both from Cornell.
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 on June 22, 2013 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 on May 20, 2013 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