LIT 353: HEIDEGGER'S BEING AND TIME

Spring 2000

Professor Kenneth Surin

114 Art Museum Building, East Campus

Tel# 684-4364



e-mail: kenneth.surin@duke.edu



http://www.duke.edu/~ksurin/





Office Hours: please sign up on sheets on my office door or make an appointment.

The class will be run as a seminar in order to encourage close and detailed readings of the text. The translation of Being and Time by Joan Stambaugh can be purchased from the Textbook Store in the Bryan Center (tel: 684-6793). (The translation by Macquarrie and Robinson should not be used because it is not very reliable.)



REQUIREMENTS:

Students taking this course for credit will have to submit a 20-30 page term paper.

CLASS SCHEDULE

January 19 Introductions

January 26 Being and Time, Introduction

February 2 Being and Time, Part One, Division One, Chapters I-II

February 9 Being and Time, Part One, Division One, Chapters III-IV

February 16 , Being and Time, Part One, Division One, Chapter V

February 23 No Class

March 1 Being and Time, Part One, Division One, Chapter VI

March 8 Being and Time, Part O ne, Division Two, Intro and Chapter I

March 15 Spring Break- no class

March 22 Being and Time, Part One, Division Two, Chapter II

March 29 Being and Time, Part One, Division Two, Chapter III

April 5 Being and Time, Part One, Division Two, Chapter IV

April 12 Being and Time, Part One, Division Two, Chapters V and VI

April 19 Class wrap-up

SECONDARY READING MATERIAL

Jacques Derrida, Of Spirit: Heidegger and the Question (Interesting reading of Heidegger's account of ontological difference)

Hubert Dreyfus, Being in the World: A Commentary on Heidegger's "Being and Time", Division I

Hubert Dreyfus and Harrison Hall, eds., Heidegger: A Critical Reader (A useful collection of essays)

Charles Guignon, ed., The Cambridge Companion to Heidegger (Another useful collection of essays)

Theodore Kisiel, The Genesis of Heidegger's "Being and Time" (The most thorough account of the background to Being and Time)

William Richardson, Heidegger: Through Phenomenology to Thought (A bit dated but still useful, by a Jesuit who is also a leading interpreter of Lacan)

Rüdiger Safranski, Martin Heidegger: Between Good and Evil (The best of the recent clutch of biographies)

The best text for approaching Heidegger's Nazism is the double issue of the Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal, vol. 14:2 and 15:1 (1991). This issue includes some of Heidegger dealing with his relationship to Nazism.

LINKS

Here are some useful links for the topics covered in this class:

Ereignis http://www.webcom.com/~paf/ereignis.html

Heidegger Chronology http://www.webcom.com/~paf/href.html

Spoon Collective http://lists.village.virginia.edu/~spoons/

Katharena Eiermann http://members.aol.com/KatharenaE/private/Philo/Heid/heid.html



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