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Heidegger's Way to 'Being and Time' - The Centenary Workshops - Workshop 1 Event

Heidegger's Way to 'Being and Time'
14:00 - 17:15
24 March 2021

For more information regarding this event, please email Tracy Storey at .

Event details

With an eye to the 2027 centenary of its publication, this series of workshops will retrace Heidegger's steps towards the writing of 'Being and Time'. Each workshop marking the centenary of key studies through which his thought progressed.

Heidegger's Way to 'Being and Time'
Heidegger's Way to 'Being and Time'

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 in this series was due to take place in March of last year at the University of Southampton, but had to be postponed due to the Covid situation. We have now reorganised this event to run online on 24th March.

The workshop will address issues arising out of 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).

Programme (timings are GMT)
2:00 – Daniel O. Dahlstrom (Boston)
'Heidegger's Early Hermeneutic Phenomenology: On the Road to Fundamental Ontology'
Respondent: David Batho (California, Santa Barbara)
3:30 - Break
3:45 – Tobias Keiling (Bonn)
'Things without prototypes: "extreme realism" in Heidegger's early lecture courses'
Respondent: Jae Hetterley (Warwick)
5:15 - End

About the workshops
The first three workshops in the series are generously supported by a grant from the British Academy and the Leverhulme Trust. (We would also like to thank the Mind Association for its support.) The second workshop is provisionally scheduled to take place at King's College, London, and will be devoted to 'The Phenomenology of Religious Life' lectures (1919-21). The third workshop, provisionally scheduled to take place at Christ Church College, Oxford, will be devoted to the 'Phenomenological Interpretations of Aristotle' and 'Aristotle: Ontology and Logic' lecture series (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.

Series organisers
Denis McManus (Southampton), Sacha Golob (KCL), Joseph Schear (Oxford)

The workshop is free to attend but a limited number of places are available. To register, please email Tracy Storey ( with your name and affiliation by Friday 19th March 2021.

Speaker information

Denis McManus,Professor Denis McManus is a Professor and Head of Department of Philosophy at the University of Southampton.

Dr Sacha Golob,King's College London,Sacha Golob read Philosophy at Pembroke College, Cambridge and Merton College, Oxford. Before joining King’s, he was a Junior Research Fellow at Peterhouse, Cambridge. He has published extensively on modern French and German Philosophy and the Philosophy of Art. His current research looks at contemporary conceptions of ethical degeneration, transformation and virtue.

Joseph Schear,Oxford University,I earned my B.A. in philosophy and cognitive science from the University of California, San Diego, and my Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Chicago. Before moving to Oxford in 2008, I worked for two years as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, located on the central coast of my home state.

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