Michael E. Zimmerman

Michael Zimmerman is professor of philosophy at Newcomb College of Tulane University. He was granted the Mortar Board Award for teaching excellence in May 1979. He is the author of many articles on Heidegger.

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Eclipse of the Self · The Development of Heidegger’s Concept of Authenticity
By Michael E. Zimmerman

Although it is sometimes said that Martin Heidegger’s later philosophy no longer concerned itself with the theme of authenticity so crucial to Being and Time (1927), this book argues that his interest in authenticity was always strong. After leaving the seminary to become a philosophy student, Heidegger began to “de–mythologize” religious themes for his own philosophical purposes.

“Michael Zimmerman’s Eclipse of the Self is a Heidegger study that is remarkable for its strong scholarly foundations, its newness of approach, and—thanks to exceptional clarity of style—its accessibility to a broad reading public.”

Michael Haar, Maire–Assistant, Université de Paris–Sorbonne