What Is A Thing Author:Martin Heidegger The four essays by Heidegger included in this volume, "Remembrance of the Poet," "Holderlin and the Essence of Poetry," "On the Essence of Truth," and "What is Metaphysics?" together serve to reawaken the fundamental question of philosophy, "What is meant by Being?" The Holderlin essays, which treat one of the greatest of the German lyricists a... more »nd one of the most thought-provoking personalities of German literature, deal with the essence of poetry, language used creatively; the latter essays, including "What is Metaphysics?" his inaugural lecture upon assuming the Chair of Philosophy at Freiburg in 1929, explore the essence of metaphysics.
Augmenting Heidegger's works is the extensive introduction by Werner Brock, which includes a brief outline of Heidegger's career, an analysis of the four essays, and an excellent discussion of his major work Being and Time.« less