Heidegger's Being and Time

New School for Social Research: Philosophy

Liberal Arts
Graduate Course
Majors Only
Heidegger's Being and Time
Spring 2024
Taught By: Simon Critchley and Benjamin Olson
Section: A

CRN: 14518

Credits: 3

Martin Heidegger is without doubt the most important, influential and infamous philosopher in the 20th Century Continental tradition. Being and Time is his magnum opus. The purpose of this course is to get a grip on what Heidegger calls his ‘existential analytic’ through a series of lectures and readings. We will discuss his transformative conception of world, self and others. I will try and bring out the enduring relevance and illuminating power of Heidegger’s central thought, namely that the human being is a ‘thrown project’ that is constituted by time and defined by anxiety, being towards death, conscience, finitude and history. It is my belief that once one has grasped Heidegger’s basic thought, everything changes in one’s approach to life and thought. My aim in this course is to help that happen.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Philosophy (PHI)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Lecture (L)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 30

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 8:14am EDT 4/21/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm
Building: Academic Entrance 63 Fifth Ave
Room: 304
Date Range: 1/24/2024 - 5/8/2024