LPHI
3065

Heidegger for Beginners – or Being and Time

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Philosophy

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Heidegger for Beginners
Fall 2024
Taught By: Simon Critchley
Section: AX

CRN: 17148

Credits: 4

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 the seminar is to get a grip on what Heidegger calls his ‘existential analytic’ through a series of lectures, discussions and focused readings. We will discuss his transformative conception of being-in-the-world, space, time, self and others. We will try to 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. Once one has grasped Heidegger’s basic thought, then everything changes in one’s approach to life and thought. The aim of this seminar is to help that happen.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Philosophy (PHI)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Waitlist*

* 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: 10:44pm EDT 4/14/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Friday
Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 8/30/2024 - 12/13/2024
Heidegger for Beginners
Spring 2024
Taught By: Simon Critchley
Section: AX

CRN: 14813

Credits: 4

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 the seminar is to get a grip on what Heidegger calls his ‘existential analytic’ through a series of lectures, discussions and focused readings. We will discuss his transformative conception of being-in-the-world, space, time, self and others. We will try to 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. Once one has grasped Heidegger’s basic thought, then everything changes in one’s approach to life and thought. The aim of this seminar is to help that happen.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Philosophy (PHI)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 19

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

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: No

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: 10:44pm EDT 4/14/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Friday
Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm
Building: 6 East 16th Street
Room: 1101
Date Range: 1/26/2024 - 5/10/2024