A knowledge of Heidegger's <i>Sein und Zeit</i> is essential for anyone who wishes to understand a great deal of recent continental work in theology as well as philosophy. Yet until this translation first appeared in 1962, this fundamental work of one of the most influential European thinkers of the century remained inaccessible to English readers. In fact the difficulty of Heidegger's thought was considered to be almost insuperable in the medium of a foreign language, especially English. <p>That this view was unduly pessimistic is proved by the impressive work of John Macquarrie and Edward Robinson who have succeeded in clothing Heidegger's thought in English without sacrificing the richness and poetic subtlety of the original.
"The masterpiece of the greatest philosopher of the 20th Century. He transforms our sense of the world from that of a burdensome given to a miracle." (The Week, November 2008)
Author's Preface to the Seventh German Edition.
Exposition of the Question of the Meaning of Being.
1. The Necessity, Structure, and Priority of the Question of Being.
2. The Twofold Task of Working out the Question of Being.
Method and Design of our Investigation.
The Interpretation of Dasein in Terms of Temporality, and the Explication of Time as the Transcendental Horizon for the Question of Being.
3. Preparatory Fundamental Analysis of Dasein.
Exposition of the Task of a Preparatory Analysis of Dasein.
Being-in-the-World in General as the Basic State of Dasein.
The Worldhood of the World.
Being-in-the-World as Being-with and Being-One's-Self. The 'they'.
Being-in as Such.
Care as the Being of Dasein.
4. Dasein and Temporality.
Dasein's Possibility of Being-a-Whole, and Being-Towards-Death.
Dasein's Attestation of an Authentic Potentiality-for-Being, and Resoluteness.
Dasein's Authentic Potentiality-for-Being-a-Whole, and Temporality as the Ontological Meaning of Care.
Temporality and Everydayness.
Temporality and Historicality.
Temporality and Within-Time-Ness as the Source of the Ordinary Conception of Time.
Glossary of German Terms.