Heidegger's Being and Time

New School for Social Research: Philosophy

Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Majors Only

Heidegger's Being and Time

Spring 2020

Taught By: Simon Critchley

Section: A

CRN: 6790

Credits: 3

Martin Heidegger is the most important and influential philosopher in the twentieth-century Continental tradition, and Being and Time is his magnum opus. The aim of this course (which will continue in Fall 2015 by completing Being and Time reading some of Heidegger later writings) is simply to read carefully and critically the first division of the book and as much of the second division as we can cover. The objective of the course is for students to have a firm grasp on the key philosophical issues and concepts raised by the project that Heidegger called fundamental ontology. These include: Heidegger’s relation to Husserl and his critical adoption of phenomenological method; his critique of traditional epistemology; his account of the nature of the world and the relation of persons to world; his critique of the Cartesian understanding of world and space; his account of intersubjectivity and his critique of modernity; the key concept of ‘thrown projection’ and an explanation of the various ‘existentials’ (state-of-mind, understanding, and discourse); his concepts of thrownness, falling, and inauthenticity; his account of moods and anxiety as the basic attunement of the human being; the meaning of care as the being of the human being; his critique of the realism-vs.-idealism debate; his concept of truth and his critique of the traditional concept of truth; and analyses of being-toward-death, conscience, authenticity, and historicity.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Philosophy (GPHI)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Lecture (L)

Max Enrollment: 30

Add/Drop Deadline: February 3, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 12, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

*Status information is updated every five 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: 2:20pm 2/26/2020 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 407

Date Range: 1/22/2020 - 5/6/2020