Heidegger has been interpreted more positively.
• . . . the rescuer of PHENOMENOLOGY (a philosophy of consciousness) from its own self-constructed limits.
• ... contributor to modern HERMENEUTICS (the philosophical inquiry into how we make interpretations), crucial to the key hermeneutic theorist, Hans-Georg Gadamer.
• ... the most profound influence on 20th century EXISTENTIALISM and major figures like Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Jean-Paul Sartre.