Conducted in English
Taught by Hent de Vries
This seminar will consist in an integral reading of the Introduction to and First Division of Heidegger's 1927 magnum opus. We will place the book within the context of the author's earlier and later development, discuss his predecessors and teachers, contemporaries and pupils, while also exposing this influential work to the spotlight of current critiques. In doing so, we will bring phenomenological, hermeneutic, and deconstructive as well as analytic, epistemological, and pragmatist viewpoints and methods to bear upon the historical significance and continuing relevance of this modern classic.
This seminar will be conducted in English but the original German text will be used as our basis, while continuously cross-referencing to the standard English translation. Students are urged to read the two alongside.