... a major contribution to Heidegger scholarship..." —Journal of the History of Behavioral Sciences
Van Buren’s portrayal of these formative years is striking and vital to all future Heidegger scholarship." —Christian Century
Van Buren presents a clear and cogent argument for the theory that Martin Heidegger’s mature thought, epitomized in Being and Time, actually was a return to his youthful theory and concerns.... Van Buren’s ability to present a rounded discussion while using Heidegger’s own technical vocabulary is highly commendable." —Library Journal
... here at last is a work on the philosopher that is of fundamental philosophical-historical import. Van Buren’s book is both interesting and well written... " —Choice
... a readable, interesting, and first-rate book." —John D. Caputo
A startling new reading of Martin Heidegger’s early thought leading up to Being and Time (1927) and its subsequent development in his later writings.