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'Heidegger's way to Being and Time' workshop series

Published: 6 March 2020

Philosophy at Southampton are proud to announce that it will be one of the host departments for the 'Heidegger's way to Being and Time' workshop series, the first workshop in the series taking place here on 18th March.

With an eye to the 2027 centenary of that book's publication, this series will retrace Heidegger's steps, each workshop marking the centenary of key studies through which his thought progressed. We will track how, in the years following his return to teaching after World War One, Heidegger wrestled with, and questioned, the phenomenological outlook of his mentor, Husserl; he drew on themes in St Paul, St Augustine, Plato and Aristotle, repeatedly revisiting the latter; as time became a more prominent concern, he turned to the work of Dilthey, and then to Kant, an increasingly influential presence in Heidegger's thought as he began to draft Being and Time itself. The up-coming centenary offers the ideal opportunity to work systematically through this challenging but very rich material, setting Being and Time in its true historical context and making possible a re-examination of the book's philosophical motivation and a fresh evaluation of its importance.

The first workshop of this series will take place on 18th March at the Avenue Campus of the University of Southampton, and will be devoted to Heidegger's early Freiburg phenomenology lecture courses, 'Towards the Definition of Philosophy' (1919), 'Basic Problems of Phenomenology' (1919-20) and 'Phenomenology of Intuition and Expression' (1920). For guidance on how to register and for further information, visit Heideggersway website.

The second workshop, which is provisionally scheduled to take place in Autumn 2020/Spring 2021 at King's College, London, will be devoted to 'The Phenomenology of Religious Life' lectures (1919-21). The third workshop, provisionally scheduled to take place in Autumn 2021/Spring 2022 at Christ Church College, Oxford, will be devoted to the 'Phenomenological Interpretations of Aristotle' and 'Aristotle: Ontology and Logic' lectures (1921-22), and the important essay, 'Phenomenological Interpretations in Connection with Aristotle: An Indication of the Hermeneutical Situation' (1922). Subject to further funding, further workshops will follow.

The first three workshops in the series are generously supported by a grant from the British Academy and the Leverhulme Trust. Subject to further funding, further workshops will follow.

For more information about the series, visit Heideggersway website.

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