Heidegger

Graduate Program (& Advanced Certificate) Status

Course Level: 
Master’s
Doctoral
Campus: 
Vienna
Course Open to: 
Students on-site
Academic Year: 
2019-2020
Term: 
Fall
US Credits: 
4
ECTS Credits: 
8
Course Description: 

Martin Heidegger (1889-1976) has been one of the most influential philosophers of the last century. We will spend most of the course reading carefully Heidegger’s Being and Time (1927). Topics include the nature of philosophy, the essence of being human, selfhood, knowledge, truth, and being a social creature. I would also like to leave time for some of his later shorter works.

Learning Outcomes: 

By the end of the course, participants should be able to explain and assess Heidegger’s contributions to questions on the nature of human being, the status of knowledge, the question of personal identity as well as Heidegger’s convergence with or divergence from other philosophical traditions.

 

Assessment: 

Regular attendance, preparation, and participation in discussion for all. Nothing further for auditors. For grade-taking students: 1) Two short (ca. 300 words) ungraded but required response papers 2) One 4,000-word term paper. 80% of grade based on term paper, 20% on class participation. An A grade requires a clear, focused and somewhat original paper. Response papers are due in mid- October and mid-November.