Heidegger and the Being Question|
Spring 2019 not offered
Martin Heidegger argued in BEING AND TIME that philosophy has only one question at its heart, the question of the sense of being, even though that question has been trivialized or obscured by the philosophical tradition. This course will explore this question; its relation to more traditional topics in metaphysics, epistemology; and the philosophy of mind, language, and science; and its implications for how philosophy should be done, to what ends. Our primary readings will be BEING AND TIME and various secondary literature, but the aim will be to formulate, pose, and address the question of what it means to be, rather than to interpret or assess Heidegger's own views about this question.
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||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (PHIL)(PHIL-Philosophy)(PHIL-Social Jus)
Martin Heidegger, BEING AND TIME
Mark Wrathall, ed., CAMBRIDGE COMPANION TO BEING AND TIME
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While there is no specific pre-requisite for this course, it is a more advanced intermediate course that is NOT suitable as a first course in philosophy. At least one prior course in the history of western philosophy or the philosophy of mind, language, science, or metaphysics is presumed.
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