Essays in Metaphysics

The two lectures translated here were published in 1957 under the title Identitat und Differenz. . The sensitive and attentive reader will come away with a feeling that he now knows Heidegger, the man, the teacher, better. He will receive illuminating insights into Heidegger’s thinking on many a vital issue, our technological age, religion, language, history, on all of which subjects and more besides he has touched upon here, if only epigrammatically. What makes Heidegger important is his receptiveness, his sensitivity, his ability to lie at the heart of the problem and “see” and “hear” when others see and hear nothing.