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  1. Being-in-the-World: A Commentary on Heidegger's Being and Time, Division I
    Being-in-the-World: A Commentary on Heidegger's Being and Time, Division I
    Being-in-the-World: A Commentary on Heidegger's Being and Time, Division I
    Being-in-the-World: A Commentary on Heidegger's Being and Time, Division I
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  2. Being-in-the-World: A Commentary on Heidegger's Being and Time, Division I

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Being-in-the-World is a guide to one of the most influential philosophical works of this century: Division I of Part One of Being and Time, where Martin Heidegger works out an original and powerful account of being-in-the-world which he then uses to ground a profound critique of traditional ontology and epistemology. Hubert Dreyfus's commentary opens the way for a new appreciation of this difficult philosopher, revealing a rigorous and illuminating vocabulary that is indispensable for talking about the phenomenon of world.

The publication of Being and Time in 1927 turned the academic world on its head. Since then it has become a touchstone for philosophers as diverse as Marcuse, Sartre, Foucault, and Derrida who seek an alternative to the rationalist Cartesian tradition of western philosophy. But Heidegger's text is notoriously dense, and his language seems to consist of unnecessarily barbaric neologisms; to the neophyte and even to those schooled in Heidegger thought, the result is often incomprehensible.

Dreyfus's approach to this daunting book is straightforward and pragmatic. He explains the text by frequent examples drawn from everyday life, and he skillfully relates Heidegger's ideas to the questions about being and mind that have preoccupied a generation of cognitive scientists and philosophers of mind.

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Hubert L. Dreyfus
The MIT Press
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Professor Dreyfus has rendered a valuable service to readers of Being and Time. Why do I think this? For two reasons: Dreyfus has selected abundant quotations directly from Being and Time most pertinent and comprehensible to the topic at hand; and Dreyfus provides extensive commentary clarifying further the arguments made by Heidegger in each section of text.

Including the introduction there are 16 chapters in Being-in-the-World. In the Introduction Professor Dreyfus provides rationale for why anyone should even "care" about studying Being and Time. The following 15 chapters deal with particular aspects of the Being of beings and Being in the world.

As an example of Dreyfus's ability to make Heidegger comprehensible I have selected a section from Chapter 4 in Being-in-the-World. In this chapter labeled Availableness and Occurrentness Dreyfus quotes Heidegger:

"In everyday terms, we understand ourselves and our existence by way of the activities we... Read more
Hubert l dreyfus is a master on Heidegger. it is a readable book on Heidegger"s being in time division 1.
its a tough read but it worthwhile
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