Martin Heidegger (1889-1976) was Profesor of Philosophy at the Universities of Marburg and Freiburg, and is regarded as one of the twentieth century's most original and important philosophers - as well as one of its most controversial. His work has exerted a major and enduring influence on, not only philosophy, but also theology, political thought and aesthetics.
Finally a short note on the book. Ted Sadler s writing is an example to the general reader of how to read philosophical texts slowly, as one reads poems, of the encounter with the art of going slowly [following] Heidegger s conviction that philosophy, genuinely undertaken and carried through, subverts the impatient hunger for results so characteristic of the modern age [x-xi]. Within the world of scholarship this is a classic that will certainly stimulate any future discussion, but on Heidegger s terms. Francesco Tampoia, Philosophy in Review/ Comptes Rendus Philosophiques, January 2004-June 2004