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Heidegger and Contemporary Philosophy

Category 'Best Course for Broadening Horizons and Diversity of Knowledge and Skills'
Category 'Best Course for New Knowledge and Skills'
Type: Mago-Lego
Delivered by: School of Philosophy
When: 4 module
Instructors: Andrew Haas
Language: English
ECTS credits: 3

Course Syllabus


Heidegger is arguably the most important philosopher of the 20th Century. From his major work, Being and Time to his text “Letter on Humanism,” Heidegger seeks to raise (once again) the question of the meaning of being. In this course, we will attempt to raise this question for ourselves. In so doing, we will also examine questions of knowledge and self-knowledge, nature and world, thinking and acting, subjectivity and death, violence and metaphysics, ethics and politics.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • To become familiar with Heidegger's thought and contemporary philosophy.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Students will learn how to: do philosophical research; from this research (reading, thinking), come to establish evidence; from evidence, or its absence, make inferences; test the validity of inferences, come to philosophical intuitions; take those intuitions and develop a thesis; consider the thesis’ validity, and use evidence and reason to construct arguments; test the arguments to determine how convincing they are, and challenge the arguments of others by employing critical analysis.
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Before Heidegger
    Selected readings in the History of Philosophy from Plato and Nietzsche
  • Heidegger's Being and Time
    Selected Readings
  • Philosophy After Heidegger
    Selected Readings from Philosophers such as Sartre and Levinas
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Class participation and/or presentation
  • non-blocking Final thesis essay
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (4 module)
    0.5 * Class participation and/or presentation + 0.5 * Final thesis essay


Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Badiou, A., & Cassin, B. (2016). Heidegger : His Life and His Philosophy. New York: Columbia University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1341900
  • Bolt, B. (2011). Heidegger Reframed : Interpreting Key Thinkers for the Arts. London: I.B. Tauris. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=355549
  • Brockelman, T. P. (2008). Zizek and Heidegger : The Question Concerning Techno-Capitalism. London: Continuum. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=344153
  • Dahlstrom, D. O. (2011). Interpreting Heidegger : Critical Essays. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=366209
  • Davis, B. W. (2010). Martin Heidegger : Key Concepts. Durham [England]: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=924361
  • Derrida, J., Dutoit, T., Derrida, M., & Bennington, G. (2016). Heidegger : The Question of Being and History. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1215106
  • Derrida, J., Van Reenen, S., & De Ville, J. (2018). Before the Law : The Complete Text of Préjugés. Minneapolis: Univ Of Minnesota Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1918054
  • George Steiner. (2012). Heidegger. Mexico City: Fondo de Cultura Económica. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1722342
  • Glazebrook, T. (2012). Heidegger on Science. Albany: State University of New York Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=444846
  • Groth, M. (2017). Translating Heidegger. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1590572
  • Heidegger, M., & Stambaugh, J. (1996). Being and Time : A Translation of Sein Und Zeit. Albany: State University of New York Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=7751
  • Joël Balazut. (2013). Heidegger : Une philosophie de la présence. [N.p.]: Editions L’Harmattan. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1278436
  • King, M. (2009). Heidegger and Happiness : Dwelling on Fitting and Being. London: Continuum. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=344384
  • Levinas, E. (2015). Totality and Infinity. [Place of publication not identified]: The Hebrew university Magnes press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1242831
  • Malabou, C., & Skafish, P. (2011). The Heidegger Change : On the Fantastic in Philosophy. Albany: State University of New York Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=421953
  • Mulhall, S. (2016). Martin Heidegger. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1521091
  • Nicholson, G. (2019). Heidegger on Truth : Its Essence and Its Fate. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=2249409
  • Pattison, G. (2013). Heidegger on Death : A Critical Theological Essay. Burlington: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=507657
  • Powell, J. (2013). Heidegger and Language. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=528962
  • Shirley, G. (2010). Heidegger and Logic : The Place of Lógos in Being and Time. London: Continuum. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=314905
  • Trawny, P. (2018). Heidegger : A Critical Introduction. Cambridge: Polity. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=2002093
  • Wisnewski, J. (2012). Heidegger : An Introduction. Lanham, Md: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=530379

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Derrida, J., & Bennington, G. (2009). The Beast and the Sovereign, Volume I. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=351272
  • Derrida, J., & Lukacher, N. (2014). Cinders (Vol. First University of Mennesota Press edition). Minneapolis: Univ Of Minnesota Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1135011
  • Derrida, J., Brault, P.-A., & Naas, M. (2014). For Strasbourg : Conversations of Friendship and Philosophy (Vol. First edition). New York, New York: Fordham University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=953560
  • Derrida, J., Crépon, M., Dutoit, T., Kamuf, P., & Rottenberg, E. (2017). The Death Penalty, Volume II. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1928531
  • Derrida, J., Dutoit, T., Kamuf, P., Bennington, G., & Crépon, M. (2014). The Death Penalty, Volume I. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=577568
  • Derrida, J., Gadamer, H.-G., Lacoue-Labarthe, P., & Calle-Gruber, M. (2016). Heidegger, Philosophy, and Politics : The Heidelberg Conference. New York: Fordham University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1296474
  • Derrida, J., Michaud, G., Bennington, G., Lisse, M., & Mallet, M.-L. (2011). The Beast and the Sovereign, Volume II. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=389298
  • Heidegger, M. (2010). Being and Truth. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=337769
  • Heidegger, M., & Farin, I. (2011). The Concept of Time : The First Draft of Being and Time. London: Continuum. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1717351
  • Heidegger, M., & Van Buren, J. (2002). Supplements : From the Earliest Essays to Being and Time and Beyond. Albany: State University of New York Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=104918
  • Jacques Derrida, & Marie-Louise Mallet. (2009). The Animal That Therefore I Am. New York: Fordham University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1600575
  • Jaran, F., & Perrin, C. (2013). The Heidegger Concordance. London: Bloomsbury Academic. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=644409
  • Wolfe, J. E. (2014). Heidegger and Theology. London: T&T Clark. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=780690
  • Хайдеггер Мартин. (n.d.). Отрешенность. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsclk&AN=edsclk.https%3a%2f%2fcyberleninka.ru%2farticle%2fn%2fotreshennost