Units of study

PHIL2639 - Heidegger's Phenomenology

Semester 2, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Nicholas Carl Malpas

Description

Heidegger famously asks what it means to be. We will attempt to determine what he means by this 'question of Being', concentrating on the first division of his work "Being and Time", as well as the discussion of death and authenticity, and of temporality and everydayness, in the second division. Issues to be raised include Heidegger's critique of his teacher, Edmund Husserl, the relevance of Heidegger's work for cognitive science and whether Heidegger can be understood as an existentialist or a pragmatist - or neither.

Assessments

2x2250wd essays

Textbooks

Martin Heidegger, Being and Time (trans. J. Macquarie & E. Robinson).

Classes

1x2-hr lecture and 1x1-hr tutorial/week

Prerequisites

12 Junior credit points in Philosophy

Prohibitions

PHIL2239

 Monday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

PHIL2639

 

Lecture

         

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