‘Speaking Being’ Book Now Available – Studies Methodology and Ideas of Werner Erhard

Update: as of August 6th the book is now available on Amazon.

An acclaimed new book, Speaking Being: Werner Erhard, Martin Heidegger, and a New Possibility of Being Human, is now available. The book provides a unique look at the ideas and methods of Werner Erhard, who created the ideas upon which Landmark’s programs are based.

Written by professors Drew Kopp and the late Bruce Hyde, Speaking Being examines the synergies between Erhard’s work and the ideas of Martin Heidegger, one of the greatest philosophers of the 20th Century.

The book includes a transcript of an actual Forum led by Erhard and places it next to the writings of Heidegger, allowing the reader to see how the work of each shed light on each other.

David Eagleman, PhD., neuroscientist at Stanford University and New York Times bestselling author, described the book as follows:

“Millions have experienced the ideas of Werner Erhard, one of the most incisive and insightful thinkers of our generation. This book lets you read the text of a Forum, and in parallel, walk with a guide to the synergies between Erhard and the thinking of Martin Heidegger.”

According to Jonathan Moreno, American Philosopher and Historian, “This book is powerful, imaginative, frustrating, amusing, threatening, and enlightening- all at the same time. It also has the power to transform your life.”

James R. Doty, MD Founder, Director, The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education, Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, Senior Editor of The Oxford Handbook of Compassion Science said: “The profound impact that Werner Erhard has had, and continues to have, on culture and society is a manifestation of an incredible insight that Erhard has been making available to the public for decades: the experience of being. This book presents that experience for the first time–both through a transcript of an actual course led by Erhard, along with a study of his methodology for delivering that experience. On display are spectacular moments where Erhard exercises what he has sometimes described as ruthless compassion, and like all forms of compassion, at work is a fundamental motivating desire to alleviate the suffering of others.”

For more information on the book and to see more of top academics have to say, visit the Speaking Being website.


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About says:

Very good.

Joyia Chakungal says:

I would like to order a copy for myself, and I live in Canada.
Just tried placing an order only to discover it is only available for shipping in the USA.

Any idea how I might get my hands on a copy?

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