Being and Time by Martin Heidegger Division 2

Reading Group
Book: Being and Time by Martin Heidegger Division 2
Location: Auckland Central Library, Te Marama Room,
Level 1, 44 – 46 Lorne St, Auckland CBD (far corner behind the Level 1 assistance desk)
Fortnightly, Wednesdays, 6 – 7:30 pm
Begins June 8, 2016

We will be reading Division II of Martin Heidegger’s Being and Time over 6 fortnights.

Martin Heidegger’s Sein und Zeit, Being and Time is one of the significant philosophical texts of the 20th Century. First published in 1927, the book has exerted a huge influence on both philosophy, and other areas as diverse as architecture, contemporary art, social and political theory, psychotherapy, psychiatry and theology. Hubert Dreyfuss* described Being and Time as “both a systematization of the existential insights of Kierkegaard and Nietzsche and a radicalization of Husserl’s phenomenological account of intentionality”

In the book Heidegger set himself the task of the “destruction” of the philosophical tradition, inventing new terminology and ways of thinking stating that “our aim in the following treatise is to work out the question of the sense of being and to do so concretely.”

We previously read Division One in Winter 2015

Week 1 June 8
Introduction and Chapter I
pp 274 – 311 (H231 – H266) 37 pages

Week 2 June 22
Chapter II
pp 312 – 348 (H267 – H300) 36 pages

Week 3 July 6
Chapter III
pp 349 – 383 (H301 – H333) 33 pages

Week 4 July 20
Chapter IV
pp 383 – 423 (H334 – H371) 40 pages

Week 5 August 3
Chapter V
pp 424 – 455 (H372 – 403) 31 pages

Week 6 August 17
Chapter VI
pp 456 – 488 (H404 – H436) 32 pages

The page numbers refer to the Macquarrie and Robinson translation (with H# referring to pagination in later German editions)

You can download a scan of the text here

* has preserved the recordings of Hubert Dreyfus’ 2007 lectures on Heidegger. You can access them here

About the reading group:
The reading group: is open to anyone who wishes to participate and we encourage you to forward this invitation to your networks. We will be reading and discussing specific sections each fortnight moving through the book. The group is facilitated by Melissa Laing [melissa at] who will be learning alongside and with everyone who participates.

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