The Essence of Human Freedom is a groundbreaking work that provides a compelling philosophical account of humanity's potential for liberty. It is fundamental for understanding Heidegger's view of Greek philosophy and its relationship to modern philosophy. In no other work by Heidegger do we find as detailed a consideration of Kant's practical philosophy or of Aristotle's Metaphysics as is given here. Translated by Ted Sadler. Dr Ted Sadler, studied at the University of Sydney and has taught philosophy widely at Australian universities.
Martin Heidegger (1889-1976) was Professor of Philosophy at the University of Marburg and Freiburg, and is regarded as one of the twentieth century's most original and important philosophers - as well as one of its most controversial. His work has exerted a major and enduring influence on not only philosophy, but also theology, political thought and aesthetics. The translator.