- (1889–1976)Philosopher.Heidegger was born in Messkirch, Germany, and was educated at the University of Freiberg. In 1923 he began his teaching career at Marburg, where he was a colleague of Paul tillich and Rudolf bultmann and in 1929 he went back to Freiberg. He is regarded as an important proponent of existentialist philosophy. In his Sein und Zeit, he identified the nature of being as the major concern of philosophy. Authentic, as opposed to inauthentic, existence is lived by the human being in full acceptance of death. Bultmann was to use these categories in his understanding of the death of Jesus as a challenge to humanity. In his later writings, Heidegger claimed that poetry could expose us to and help us intuitively to grasp being. He himself was a secular philosopher, but with Kierkegaard, he provided a metaphysic by which Christianity could be interpreted by later theologians.M. King Heidegger’s Philosophy: A Guide to his Basic Thought (1964);J. Macquarrie, Martin Heidegger (1968).
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Heidegger, Martin — born Sept. 26, 1889, Messkirch, Schwarzwald, Ger. died May 26, 1976, Messkirch, W.Ger. German philosopher. He taught at the universities of Marburg (1923–27) and Freiburg (1927–44). In 1927 he published his magnum opus, Being and Time. It… … Universalium
Heidegger, Martin — (1889 1976) Among the most revered and controversial of modern philosophers, the German existentialist Martin Heidegger spent his career exploring the meaning of Being. While Leibniz believed the fundamental question was Why is there something … Christian Philosophy
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Heidegger, Martin — (1889 1976) philosopher; widely judged the cen tral figure in twentieth century existentialist thought. Born to a Catholic* sexton in the Baden town of Messkirch, he was a Jesuit novice before studying theology at Freiburg. Attracted by the… … Historical dictionary of Weimar Republik
Heidegger, Martin — ► (1889 1976) Filósofo alemán, su pensamiento tuvo larga hegemonía en la República Federal Alemana. Iniciado en el análisis estructural husserliano de la conciencia pura, y compartiendo la tendencia fenomenológica a la descripción metódica de las … Enciclopedia Universal
HEIDEGGER, Martin — (1884 1976) a central figure in contemporary continental PHILOSOPHY, the development of EXISTENTIALISM and new directions in HERMENEUTICS. In Being and Time (1927) he characterized everyday existence as unauthentic because we are thrown into… … Concise dictionary of Religion
Heidegger,Martin — Hei·deg·ger (hīʹdĕg ər, dĭ gər), Martin. 1889 1976. German existentialist philosopher. His masterpiece, Being and Time (1927), argued that confronting the question of the meaning of being, encompassing one s own death, was central for an… … Universalium
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