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Reading Martin Heidegger's Being and Time Hermeneutics

Lecturer: Mammad Aidani

Originally Taught: Evening Sem 1 2017

How has Being and Time opened a totally new way of looking at philosophy, text, ourselves and the world?

Undoubtedly, alongside Wittgenstein’s works, Heidegger’s philosophical writings have transformed the way we do philosophy to day. Heidegger’s seminal book Being and Time, is a must read for anyone who is interested in gaining Knowledge abut 20th century’ philosophy and most importantly the consolidation of continental philosophy.  As a result of his unique approach to philosophy, particularly regarding the question of being, which he argued was ignored throughout the history of philosophy since Socratic times; Heidegger in his book Being and Time has changed the approach to philosophy forever. The publication of Being and Time in 1927 established Martin Heidegger as an innovative, challenging and formidable philosopher. By his new approach to philosophy, Heidegger paved the new path for many significant philosophers, theorists in social sciences and humanities to emerge, flourish, and engage new ways of thinking in order t do their philosophical and critical works.

In these 12 seminars, it is anticipated that Division One Part One of Being and Time (pp. 21 – 275) will be carefully and comprehensibly discussed.

Course Schedule

1. Introduction

2. The Question of Being and Time

3. Method and Phenomenology 

4.  Analytic of Dasein

5. Being-in-the-world

6. The world and the Worldhood

7. The they

8. The features of  Being-in and with

9. Understanding

10. Atonement and understanding

11. Discourse, Falling and Care

12. The world, disclosedness, and aletheia

Readings: The set text for this course is the version of Being and Time that is translated by Johan Macquarie & Edward Robinson. Published by Basil Blackwell, 1985