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Acknowledgments ix Abbreviations x Introduction: An Initial Orientation 1 Part I Being and Time 7 1 Introduction to Being and Time 9 2 Being and Time 1. I-IV: Being-in and the World 22 3 Being and Time 1. V-VI: The There and Care 49 4 Being and Time 2. I-III. 64: Authenticity 76 5 Being and Time 2. III. 65-VI: Temporality as the Meaning of Existence 98 6 Being and Time: Conclusion 126 Part II Later Heidegger 133 7 Introduction to the Later Heidegger 135 8 History, Nazism, the History of Being and of its Forgetting 140 9 Descartes, Thinking, and Free Will 157 10 Gratitude, Language, and Art 177 11 Technology, Nietzsche, and Nihilism 194 Conclusion: Influences, Developments, and Criticisms 207 Notes 214 References 223 Index 231

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Lee Braver is professor of philosophy at the University of South Florida, and the author of two previous books on Heidegger.


"Spinoza makes a very interesting distinction between the easy and the simple. Contrarily to easiness, simplicity is not the opposite of difficulty, but appears as its very expression. The most beautiful expression of the difficult is the simple. Braver's book is precisely simple in that sense. It presents Heideggerian thought in all its complexity in the most accessible and engaging way, so that it can speak to all. A phenomenal achievement." Catherine Malabou, Kingston University "Leave it to Lee Braver to give us an overview of Heidegger's thought that is both entertaining and consistently insightful. The conversational tone of his commentary is engaging, while each page reveals a lifetime of careful thought about Heidegger. This is the best general introduction to Heidegger for students and non-specialists I have seen in decades." Charles Guignon, University of South Florida

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