Wisnewski's Most Recent Book: Heidegger

Hartwick’s J. Wisnewski Publishes “Heidegger, An Introduction”

November 15, 2012

Hartwick College Associate Professor of Philosophy Dr. J. Jeremy Wisnewski recently published his latest book, titled "Heidegger, An Introduction."

According to the publisher, "This concise and accessible textbook examines German philosopher Martin Heidegger's entire body of work through the lens of his first and best-known book, 'Being and Time'. An influential twentieth-century scholar, Heidegger is often studied by opposing his early and later works. This insightful, new text guides students through Heidegger's ideas without shying away from controversial issues and debates within the scholarship. By unifying "Being and Time" with the rest of Heidegger's work, this book addresses the evolution of his thought across his lifetime. The text features a glossary of Greek, Latin, and English terms and a guide for reading the book in conjunction with Heidegger's writings."

Wisnewski began drafting the book in 2001, and has been working on it on-and-off since then. "It grew out of my career-long obsession with making Heidegger accessible to students," he said.

Reviews of the book to date include:

The beauty of Jeremy Wisnewski's crystal clear and reader-friendly explication of the main ideas in Heidegger's magnum opus, Being and Time, is that it locates these ideas in the context of the entire evolution of Heidegger's thought. The book will be exceedingly valuable to students of Heidegger's work. - Robert D. Stolorow, author of World, Affectivity, Trauma: Heidegger and Post-Cartesian Psychoanalysis

Remarkably clear, thorough and insightful, Wisnewski's book should be a boon not only for the Heideggerian novices for whom it is written but for old hands as well. Wisnewski is a sure guide through Being and Time and later texts. He is able not only to elucidate them but, in showing just how illuminating they can be, reproduce some of the revelatory excitement Heidegger's contemporaries must have felt. - Georgia Warnke, University of California, Riverside 

"Heidegger" marks Wisnewski's 12th book, including six in the Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series, such as "Arrested Development and Philosophy." The book, published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, is now available. To purchase a copy, visit

For additional information, contact Wisnewski at 607-431-4671 or at

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