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R. Raj Singh is professor of philosophy at Brock University, St.Catharines, Ontario, Canada. He is the author of Bhakti and Philosophy (Lexington Books, 2006), Death, Contemplation and Schopenhauer (Ashgate, 2007), Schopenhauer: A Guide for the Perplexed (Continuum, 2010).
Chapter 1: Dasein and the World
Chapter 2: Existence and the World
Chapter 3: World, Ground and Being
Chapter 4: Art and the World
Chapter 5: World and Language
Chapter 6: Dwelling in the World
Chapter 7: Death and Authenticity
Chapter 8: Death in Later Works
Heidegger is often considered a hopelessly abstract, esoteric and somehow wordless thinker—a treatment which sharply conflicts with his depiction of human existence as 'being-in-the-world.' At the same time, he is sometimes seen as a morose existentialist due to his concern with 'being-toward-death.' Raj Singh's capable study corrects these misreadings by showing the constitutive role of 'world' in all of Heidegger's writings and also the crucial role of death-contemplation and anticipation as a sustaining penumbra of human life. An additional accomplishment is the demonstration of the continuity of Heidegger's work notwithstanding important 'turns' and transformations.
— Fred Dallmayr, University of Notre Dame