Registration open: Heidegger’s Way to ‘Being and Time’ – The Centenary Workshops

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Registration is now open for the first of The Centenary Workshops: Heidegger’s Way to ‘Being and Time’ (March 2020, Southampton).

Heidegger’s Way to ‘Being and Time’ – The Centenary Workshops
Workshop 1: The Early Freiburg Phenomenology Courses
18 March 2020
Avenue Campus of the University of Southampton
Organisers: Denis McManus (Southampton); Sacha Golob (KCL); Joseph Schear (Oxford)

The first workshop of this series will take place on 18th March 2020 at the Avenue Campus of the University of Southampton, and will be devoted to Heidegger’s early Freiburg phenomenology lecture courses, ‘Towards the Definition of Philosophy’ (1919), ‘Basic Problems of Phenomenology’ (1919-20) and ‘Phenomenology of Intuition and Expression’ (1920).

1:30 – Daniel O. Dahlstrom (Boston): ‘Heidegger’s Early Hermeneutic Phenomenology: On the Road to Fundamental Ontology’
Respondent: David Batho (Oxford)

3:00 – Break

3:15 – Tobias Keiling (Würzburg): ‘Things without prototypes: “extreme realism” in Heidegger’s early lecture courses’
Respondent: Jae Hetterley (Warwick)

4:45 – Break

5:00 – Irene McMullin (Essex): ‘On Curiosity as Epistemic Virtue and Vice’
Respondent: Alex Dowding (Oxford)

6:30 – Close

The workshop is free to attend but a limited number of places are available. To register, please email Tracy Storey ([email protected]) with your name and affiliation by Wednesday 11th March 2020.

Further information
The event is organised in accordance with the BPA-SWIP best practice scheme. If you require information about childcare, please contact Tracy Storey ([email protected]).

Accessibility information:
The organisers can provide a hearing loop if it is required.
The organisers will permit service animals to attend.
All sessions will take place in the same location.
The organisers can provide a quiet room if it is required.
The venue will have available seating.
There will be parking nearby. To park, you will require a permit, so please notify the organiser in advance.
The schedule is TBC but there will be refreshment breaks between each session.
Funding may be available for delegates whose needs incur additional costs. Please get in touch with the organisers at the earliest possible stage and they will look into available support.
The room is wheelchair accessible and accessible toilets are a short distance away on the same floor.

About the series
With an eye to the 2027 centenary of that book’s publication, this series of workshops will retrace Heidegger’s steps, each workshop marking the centenary of key studies through which his thought progressed. We 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 first three workshops in the series are generously supported by a grant from the British Academy and the Leverhulme Trust. (We would also like to thank the Mind Association for its support.) The second workshop, which is provisionally scheduled to take place in Autumn 2020/Spring 2021 at King’s College, London, will be devoted to ‘The Phenomenology of Religious Life’ lectures (1919-21). The third workshop, provisionally scheduled to take place in Autumn 2021/Spring 2022 at Christ Church College, Oxford, will be devoted to the ‘Phenomenological Interpretations of Aristotle’ and ‘Aristotle: Ontology and Logic’ lectures (1921-22), and the important essay, ‘Phenomenological Interpretations in Connection with Aristotle: An Indication of the Hermeneutical Situation’ (1922). Subject to further funding, further workshops will follow.