Philosophy 185

Spring 2004

Number Title Instructor Days/time Room
185 Heidegger’s Being and Time Dreyfus TuTh 11-12:30 TBA

One of the most important philosophical works of the twentieth century, Being and Time is both a systematization of the existential insights of Kierkegaard and Nietzsche and a radicalization of Husserl’s phenomenological account of intentionality. What results is an original interpretation of being-in-the-world that describes skill in a way that undermines the subject/object distinction, and, in so doing, offers a convincing account of the nature and limitations of philosophical and scientific theory. This account has important implications for all those disciplines that study human beings.

Required text: Heidegger, M, Being and Time, trans Macquarrie & Robinson (Harper and Row)

Recommended texts: Dreyfus, H., Being-in-the-World (MIT Press) Guignon, C., Heidegger and the Problem of Knowledge (Hackett) Heidegger, M., Basic Problems of Phenomenology (Indiana University Press) Polt, Richard, Heidegger; An Introduction, (UCL Press)