by Josh Jones, Open Culture: http://www.openculture.com/2013/04/martin_heidegger_talks_about_language_being_marx_religion.html
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German philosopher Martin Heidegger,
whom readers of post-structuralist theory have to thank for
popularizing the ubiquitous phrase “always already,” was a very labored
writer who coined much of his own terminology and gave many a translator
His prose betrays an obsession with the power of language
that many of his students and successors, such as Jacques Derrida and Michel Foucault, inherited in the construction of their own elaborate theories.
While Heidegger’s first book Being and Time (1927) had enormous influence on Existentialist and Phenomenological
thought, he also wrote extensively on technology, theology, and art and
poetics, engaging with the ideas of Edmund Husserl, Kierkegaard,
Nietzsche, and the romantic German poet Friedrich Hӧlderlin.