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Heidegger: An Essential Guide For Complete Beginners by [Watts, Michael]
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"A deep and wide knowledge of Heidegger's texts, an unusual ability to bring the issues alive and an unpretentious written style combine in The Philosophy of Heidegger in a truly impressive way." Dan Watts, University of Essex

"Michael Watts tackles Heidegger with exemplary skill, tenacity, and sobriety. He presents Heidegger's thoughts in plain, uncluttered prose and steers the reader through the complexities of Heidegger's terminology. A reliable and congenial guide for one's

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Michael Watts is a professional psychologist and independent writer. He has published widely on existentialist philosophy, including Kierkegaard.

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  • Publisher: eBookPartnership.com (19 Nov. 2014)
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  • Language: English
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Very good introduction to his philosophy.

(The dictates of the Amazon machine isists i must write a minimum number of words in this text box - a perfect illustration of how the enframent in amazon technology of human resourse dehumanizes us in heidigger s view:)
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A very comprehensive account of Heidegger's philosophy covering his main concerns from 'Being and Time' onward.Watts also gives a very balanced account of Heidegger's political views in the 30's and 40's.Heidegger's ideas are often hard to grasp,partly because they are quite different from our usual occidental thought and partly because of the poetic/cryptic sounding way that Heidegger expressed them.I was hoping that Watts, as a psychologist,would be able to make Heidegger's abstractions more concrete by relating them to everyday individual experience.Watts was able to do this to an extent,although his account was often a repeat of Heidegger's abstractions in more comprehensible English.I was disappointed by Watts's overly abstract arguments which could have been made in more down to earth terms and illustrated with examples from everyday life.
This is a difficult book (sometimes unecessarily so in my view) and needs to be read more than once.This book is supposed to be suitable for the philosophically naive,it's a long way from being that and,in my opinion, is unsuitable for Heidegger beginners.However I highly recommend 'Heidegger;a beginners guide' by Watts.It is much more direct and quite suitable for a begginer and without an over reliance on Heidegger's cryptic quotes which only confuse a begginer.
I took exception to Watts's description of Heidegger's notion of being-with-others.Watts claims on page 52 that even if someone were brought up somehow without human contact that they would still have the capacity for 'being-with-others' as this is an inherited a priori capacity.This,in my opinion,is not what Heidegger would mean by 'a priori'.Heidegger did not regard humans as animals.
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A bargain, and arrived the next day. Really pleased. I needed it for an essay. Easy to read.
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