Philosophy 185

Fall 2007

Number Title Instructor Days/time Room
185 Heidegger Dreyfus TuTh 11-12:30 159 Mulford

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 the human condition and an 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: Carman, T. Heidegger’s Analytic, (Cambridge University Press) 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) Heidegger, M History of the Concept of Time (Indiana University Press) Heidegger, M The Metaphysical Foundations of Logic (Indiana U. Press) Polt, Richard, Heidegger: An Introduction, (UCL Press) Wrathall, Mark How to Read Heidegger (Granta Press) (In press.) Requirements: Two 7- 8 page papers, and about 20 pages of very difficult reading per week. Attendance at weekly discussion section. Prerequisites: History of Modern Philosophy (25B) or an equivalent course is required. It would also help to take Searle’s Philosophy of Mind (132) and/or to take Kant (178).


Previously taught: FL05, SP04.