Heidegger's Analytic

Interpretation, Discourse and Authenticity in Being and Time

Heidegger's Analytic

Unlike those who view Heidegger as an idealist, Taylor Carman asserts that Heidegger is best understood as a realist and offers a new interpretation of his major work, Being and Time. Among the book's distinctive features are an interpretation explicitly oriented within a Kantian framework (often taken for granted in readings of Heidegger) and an analysis of Dasein in relation to recent theories of intentionality; notably those of Dennett and Searle.


"...an oustanding scholarly contribution to the study of the early Heidegger's views on interpretation. The book is guaranteed to appeal to a wide range of readers..." Philosophical Inquiry, Dana Belu, Brooklyn College

"This is, in many respects, a refreshing book. It is clear and straightforward and closely-reasoned. While it does at times, especially in later chapters, become bogged down in Heideggerian jargon, it is a throwback to the days before deconstructionistic obliqueness became the rage. Carman is obviously a competent scholar in Heidegger, sympahetic but not uncritical, and he has something to say and says it, with clarity and even with elegance." Journal of Phenomenological Psychology

"Carman's project set out to interpret Heidegger by analogy with Allison's Kant interpretation. The result is an excellent book that, in its clarity and breadth of scope, is set to become as central to Heideggerian scholarship as Allison's work is for Kant scholars. It develops a coherent and convincing interpretation of Heidegger's enterprise in Being and Time, one that future interpretations cannot ignore." Philosophy in Review