Being and Time

A Revised Edition of the Stambaugh Translation

By Martin Heidegger
Translated by Joan Stambaugh
Revised by Dennis J. Schmidt
Foreword by Dennis J. Schmidt

Subjects: Philosophy, Continental Philosophy
Series: SUNY series in Contemporary Continental Philosophy
Paperback : 9781438432762, 512 pages, July 2010
Hardcover : 9781438432755, 512 pages, July 2010

Table of contents

Translator’s Preface
Author’s Preface to the Seventh German Edition
INTRODUCTION: The Exposition of the Question of the Meaning of Being
I. The Necessity, Structure, and Priority of the Question of Being
1. The Necessity of an Explicit Repetition of the Question of Being

2. The Formal Structure of the Question of Being

3. The Ontological Priority of the Question of Being

4. The Ontic Priority of the Question of Being

II. The Double Task in Working Out the Question of Being: The Method of the Investigation and Its Outline
5. The Ontological Analysis of Dasein as Exposing the Horizon for an Interpretation of the Meaning of Being in General

6. The Task of a Destruction of the History of Ontology

7. The Phenomenological Method of the Investigation
A. The Concept of Phenomenon
B. The Concept of Logos
C. The Preliminary Concept of Phenomenology 8. The Outline of the Treatise

PART ONE: The Interpretation of Dasein in Terms of Temporality and the Explication of Time as the Transcendental Horizon of the Question of Being

DIVISION ONE: The Preparatory Fundamental Analysis of Dasein

I. The Exposition of the Task of a Preparatory Analysis of Dasein
9. The Theme of the Analytic of Dasein

10. How the Analytic of Dasein is to be Distinguished from Anthropology, Psychology, and Biology

11. The Existential Analytic and the Interpretation of Primitive Dasein: The Difficulties in Securing a “Natural Concept of World”

II. Being-in-the-World in General as the Fundamental Constitution of Dasein

12. The Preliminary Sketch of Being-in-the-World in Terms of the Orientation toward Being-in as Such

13. The Exemplification of Being-in in a Founded Mode: Knowing the World

III. The Worldliness of the World
14. The Idea of the Worldliness of the World in General
A. Analysis of Environmentality and Worldliness in General 15. The Being of Beings Encountered in the Surrounding World

16. The Worldly Character of the Surrounding World Announcing Itself in Innerworldly Beings
17. Reference and Signs

18. Relevance and Significance: The Worldliness of the World
B. The Contrast Between Our Analysis of Worldliness and Descartes’ Interpretation of the World 19. The Determination of the “World” as Res Extensa
20. The Fundaments of the Ontological Definition of the “World”

21. The Hermeneutical Discussion of the Cartesian Ontology of the “World”
C. The Aroundness of the Surrounding World and the Spatiality of Dasein 22. The Spatiality of Innerworldly Things at Hand

23. The Spatiality of Being-in-the-World

24. The Spatiality of Dasein and Space

IV. Being-in-the-World as Being-with and Being a Self: The “They”

25. The Approach to the Existential Question of the Who of Dasein

26. The Dasein-with of Others and Everyday Being-with

27. Everyday Being a Self and the They

V. Being-in as Such

28. The Task of a Thematic Analysis of Being-in
A. The Existential Constitution of the There 29. Da-sein as Attunement

30. Fear as a Mode of Attunement

31. Da-sein as Understanding

32. Understanding and Interpretation

33. Statement as a Derivative Mode of Interpretation

34. Da-sein and Discourse. Language
B. The Everyday Being of the There and the Falling Prey of Dasein 35. Idle Talk

36. Curiosity
37. Ambiguity

38. Falling Prey and Thrownness

VI. Care as the Being of Dasein

39. The Question of the Primordial Totality of the Structural Whole of Dasein

40. The Fundamental Attunement of Anxiety as an Eminent Disclosedness of Dasein

41. The Being of Dasein as Care

42. Confirmation of the Existential Interpretation of Dasein as Care in Terms of the Pre-ontological Self-interpretation of Dasein
43. Dasein, Worldliness, and Reality
a. Reality as a Problem of Being and the Demonstratability of the “External World”
b. Reality as an Ontological Problem
c. Reality and Care 44. Dasein, Disclosedness, and Truth
a. The Traditional Concept of Truth and Its Ontological Foundations
b. The Primordial Phenomenon of Truth and the Derivative Character of the Traditional Concept of Truth
c. The Kind of Being of Truth and the Presupposition of Truth
DIVISION TWO: Dasein and Temporality

45. The Result of the Preparatory Fundamental Analysis of Dasein and the Task of a Primordial, Existential Interpretation of this Being

I. The Possible Being-a-Whole of Dasein and Being-toward-Death

46. The Seeming Impossibility of Ontologically Grasping and Determining Dasein as a Whole

47. The Possibility of Experiencing the Death of Others and the Possibility of Grasping Dasein as a Whole

48. What is Outstanding, End, and Wholeness

49. How the Existential Analysis of Death Differs from Other Possible Interpretations of this Phenomenon

50. A Preliminary Sketch of the Existential and Ontological Structure of Death

51. Being-toward-Death and the Everydayness of Dasein

52. Everyday Being-toward-Death and the Complete Existential Concept of Death

53. Existential Project of an Authentic Being-toward- Death

II. The Attestation of Dasein of an Authentic Potentiality-of-Being and Resoluteness
54. The Problem of the Attestation of an Authentic Existentiell Possibility

55. The Existential and Ontological Foundations of Conscience

56. The Character of Conscience as a Call

57. Conscience as the Call of Care

58. Understanding the Summons and Guilt

59. The Existential Interpretation of Conscience and the Vulgar Interpretation of Conscience

60. The Existential Structure of the Authentic Potentiality-of-Being Attested to in Conscience

III. The Authentic Potentiality-for-Being-a-Whole of Dasein,and Temporality as the Ontological Meaning of Care

61. Preliminary Sketch of the Methodological Step from Outlining the Authentic Being-as-a-Whole of Dasein to the Phenomenal Exposition of Temporality

62. The Existentielly Authentic Potentiality-for- Being-Whole of Dasein as Anticipatory Resoluteness

63. The Hermeneutical Situation at Which We Have Arrived for Interpreting the Meaning of Being of Care, and the Methodological Character of the Existential Analytic in General

64. Care and Selfhood

65. Temporality as the Ontological Meaning of Care

66. The Temporality of Dasein and the Tasks of a More Primordial Repetition of the Existential Analysis Arising from it

IV. Temporality and Everydayness

67. The Basic Content of the Existential Constitution of Dasein, and the Preliminary Sketch of Its Temporal Interpretation
68. The Temporality of Disclosedness in General a. The Temporality of Understanding
b. The Temporality of Attunement
c. The Temporality of Falling Prey
d. The Temporality of Discourse 69. The Temporality of Being-in-the-World and the Problem of the Transcendence of the World a. The Temporality of Circumspect Taking Care
b. The Temporal Meaning of the Way in which Circumspect Taking Care Becomes Modifed into the Theoretical Discovery of That Which is Present Within the World
c. The Temporal Problem of the Transcendence of the World 70. The Temporality of the Spatiality Characteristic of Dasein

71. The Temporal Meaning of the Everydayness of Dasein

IV. Temporality and Historicity

72. The Existential and Ontological Exposition of the Problem of History

73. The Vulgar Understanding of History and the Occurrence of Dasein

74. The Essential Constitution of Historicity

75. The Historicity of Dasein and World History

76. The Existential Origin of Historiography from the Historicity of Dasein

77. The Connection of the Foregoing Exposition of the Problem of Historicity with the Investigations of Dilthey and the Ideas of Count Yorck

VI. Temporality and Within-Timeness as the Origin of the Vulgar Concept of Time

78. The Incompleteness of the Foregoing Temporal Analysis of Dasein

79. The Temporality of Dasein and Taking Care of Time

80. Time Taken Care of and Within-Timeness

81. Within-Timeness and the Genesis of the Vulgar Concept of Time

82. The Contrast of the Existential and Ontological Connection of Temporality, Dasein, and World Time with Hegel’s Conception of the Relation between Time and Spirit a. Hegel’s Concept of Time
b. Hegel’s Interpretation of the Connection between Time and Spirit 83. The Existential and Temporal Analytic of Dasein and the Fundamental Ontological Question of the Meaning of Being in General


A revised translation of Heidegger's most important work.


The publication in 1927 of Martin Heidegger's magnum opus, Being and Time, signaled an intellectual event of the first order and had an impact in fields far beyond that of philosophy proper. Being and Time has long been recognized as a landmark work of the twentieth century for its original analyses of the character of philosophic inquiry and the relation of the possibility of such inquiry to the human situation. Still provocative and much disputed, Heidegger's text has been taken as the inspiration for a variety of innovative movements in fields ranging from psychoanalysis, literary theory, existentialism, ethics, hermeneutics, and theology. A work that disturbs the traditions of philosophizing that it inherits, Being and Time raises questions about the end of philosophy and the possibilities for thinking liberated from the presumptions of metaphysics.

The Stambaugh translation captures the vitality of the language and thinking animating Heidegger's original text. It is also the most comprehensive edition insofar as it includes the marginal notes made by Heidegger in his own copy of Being and Time, and takes account of the many changes that he made in the final German edition of 1976. The revisions to the original translation correct some ambiguities and problems that have become apparent since the translation appeared fifteen years ago. Bracketed German words have also been liberally inserted both to clarify and highlight words and connections that are difficult to translate, and to link this translation more closely to the German text.