What Is Called Thinking?

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What Is Called Thinking?
File:Was heisst Denken.jpg
Cover of the first edition
Author Martin Heidegger
Original title Was heißt Denken?
Translator 1968: Fred D. Wick and J. Glenn Gray
Country Germany
Language German
Subject Thought, Ontology
Publisher 1954: Max Nlemeyer Verlag
Publication date
Published in English
1968: Harper & Row
ISBN 3-15-008805-4
Preceded by The Origin of the Work of Art

What is called thinking? (German: Was heißt Denken?) is a book by Martin Heidegger, the published version of a lecture course he gave during the winter and summer semesters of 1951 and 1952 at the University of Freiburg.[1][2]


Hannah Arendt believes that "For an acquaintance with the thought of Heidegger, What Is Called Thinking? is as important as Being and Time. It is the only systematic presentation of the thinker's late philosophy and . . . it is perhaps the most exciting of his books."[3]


  1. "Quick reference guide to the English translations of Heidegger". Think.hyperjeff.net. Retrieved 2011-09-18.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Joyful Thinking-Thanking: A Reading of Heidegger’s “What Is Called Thinking?”
  3. What is called thinking?