Martin Heidegger (1889-1976) is regarded as one of the twentieth century's most important philosophers. S. Montgomery Ewegen is Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Classics at Trinity College, Hartford, USA. His research and teaching are focused on Ancient philosophy, 20th Century Continental philosophy, phenomenology, and their intersections. Julia Goesser Assaiante is a Visiting Assistant Professor of German in the Language and Culture Studies Department at Trinity College, Hartford, USA. Her research interests concentrate on eighteenth and early twentieth-century literature and philosophy, with an emphasis on poetic language, aesthetics, hermeneutics, and currents of anti-Enlightenment thought.