Centenary Workshops return with Alejandro Vigo & Charlotta Weigelt on Heidegger’s ‘Phenomenological Interpretations of Aristotle’ & ‘Aristotle: Ontology & Logic’.
Heidegger’s Way to ‘Being and Time’ – The Centenary Workshops
The third workshop of this series will be held online on Wednesday 30th March. It will be devoted to Heidegger’s ‘Phenomenological Interpretations of Aristotle’ and ‘Aristotle: Ontology and Logic’ lecture courses (1921-22), and the essay, ‘Phenomenological Interpretations in Connection with Aristotle: An Indication of the Hermeneutical Situation’ (1922). The speakers will be Alejandro Vigo (los Andes, Chile) and Charlotta Weigelt (Södertörn).
The organisers will announce a call for respondents and provide details of how to register to attend the workshop soon.
About the series
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. The organisers 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 series is generously supported by a grant from the British Academy and the Leverhulme Trust.
The first workshop, having been postponed from March 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, was held online in March of last year and was devoted to Heidegger’s 1919-20 phenomenology lecture courses. The second was held online last November and was devoted to Heidegger’s 1920-21 lecture courses on St Paul and St Augustine, published in ‘The Phenomenology of Religious Life’.
Denis McManus (Southampton)
Sacha Golob (KCL)
Joseph Schear (Oxford)