Author(s): Heidegger Martin
A knowledge of Heidegger's Sein und Zeit is essential foranyone who wishes to understand a great deal of recent continentalwork in theology as well as philosophy. Yet until this translationfirst appeared in 1962, this fundamental work of one of the mostinfluential European thinkers of the century remained inaccessibleto English readers. In fact the difficulty of Heidegger's thoughtwas considered to be almost insuperable in the medium of a foreignlanguage, especially English.
That this view was unduly pessimistic is proved by theimpressive work of John Macquarrie and Edward Robinson who havesucceeded in clothing Heidegger's thought in English withoutsacrificing the richness and poetic subtlety of the original.