Sociology Index

Martin Heidegger

Among distinguished sociologists, A German philosopher, critical in Being and Time of abstract theories of human existence because they neglected the concrete, actual, everyday world.

He developed a view of this mundane social world which subsequently influenced the sociology of the life-world or everyday life.

Heidegger formulated a philosophical methodology for the analysis of texts which contributed to the modern technique of deconstruction. His analysis of technological society was an important conservative criticism of capitalism, but his association with fascism has damaged his reputation.