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Heidegger: A (Very) Critical Introduction
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Heidegger: A (Very) Critical Introduction


Eerdmans 2008

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Martin Heidegger (1889–1976) is one of the greatest conundrums in the modern philosophical world, alternatingly inspiring and mind-bogglingly frustrating. In this critical introduction S. J. McGrath offers not a comprehensive summary of Heidegger but a series of incisive takes on Heidegger’s thought, leading readers to a point from which they can begin or continue their own relationship with him.

For more works on philosophy, check out the Eerdmans Philosophy Collection (6 vols.)

Key Features

  • Offers a series of incisive takes on Heidegger’s thought


  • Introducing Heidegger
  • Phenomenology
  • Ontology
  • Axiology
  • Theology

Praise for the Print Edition

In this gracefully written text Sean McGrath provides a clear reading of Heidegger and an incisive critique of his ontology, ethics, politics, and theology. McGrath anchors his critique in two positions that Heidegger claimed to have surpassed—classical metaphysics and Christian humanism. While it may not convince mainstream Heideggerians, this work opens a discussion that merits serious attention from postmetaphysical and postmodern thinkers.

—Thomas Sheehan, professor, Stanford University

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About S. J. McGrath

S. J. McGrath is assistant professor of philosophy at Memorial University at Newfoundland and the author of The Early Heidegger and Medieval Philosophy: Phenomenology for the Godforsaken.

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