The most thought-provoking thing in our thought-provoking time is that we are still not thinking.

Martin Heidegger



This course is an introduction to the four most important themes of

Heidegger's philosophy:

Dasein or being human, the Event, Technology and Poetic Language.


The course is an invitation to think after the most fundamental phenomena of being and human existence. This course is ideal for anyone who wants to understand Heidegger but also if you want to articulate an exit from modernity. Heidegger's thought of concealment, withdrawal, and another beginning is specifically intended for this.

The course is ideal for everyone who wants to gain a deeper understanding of existentialism, phenomenology, the philosophy of technology, and modernity and its relationship with Antiquity.

We begin the journey in the depths of Dasein's existence and its thrownness into ecstatic time; we move into the fissures of being and the event; traverse the unfathomable powers of technology and its origins in metaphysics; and see how poetic language may be a way out of technocracy.

We will also touch on transhumanism, ecstatic time, concealment, truth as aletheia, technology as "Gestell", as well as Heidegger's relationship with thinkers like Nietzsche, Hegel, Kant, and Heraclitus.

As we shall see the phenomenon of death is key to understand Heidegger’s entire philosophical project. The course invites you to think up and articulate an answer of your own to the Question of Being.

For the course we will read excerpts from key texts such as "Being and Time", "Contributions", "Question Concerning Technology", and "What are Poets for?"

There are 5 lectures followed by 7 group seminars. My Teaching Assistant Lew Sterling will teach one of the seminars with a focus on technical and poetical language. There will also be a seminar where you can present your talk (ProSeminar).

The course is based on my book "Heidegger on Death and Being" published by Springer in 2021.





Course Structure

Introductory Lecture:

  • The project and methodology of "Being and Time"
  • The importance of death in Heidegger and the attack on death by transhumanism





Lecture I: Dasein, Ecstatic Temporality, and Being-Towards-Death

  • Covers important passages of Being and Time and other early works of Heidegger
  • Shows the beginning of Heidegger's philosophy
  • Being-in-the-world

Lecture II: The Ereignis (Event or Enowning)

  • Introduction to Heidegger's thinking of the event
  • The turning in Heidegger's thinking
  • The so-called history of being
  • The significance of death to understand "concealment" and the history of being


Lecture III: Technology, Death, and Gestell

  • The meaning of Gestell
  • Why death is the enemy of Gestell
  • Why Gestell has to fight death
  • Finding an exit from Gestell


Lecture IV: Poetic Language

  • On the relationship between human mortality and language
  • Heidegger's notion of language as the house of being
  • Poetry and poetic thinking as mortal existence


Required readings of all relevant passages will be made available to enrolled students for educational purposes.



Seminar Dates 2021




Always Sundays, from 6-8pm London Time (British Summer Time)


1st Seminar: 4th of July

2nd Seminar: 11th of July

3rd Seminar: 18th of July

4th Seminar: 25th of July

5th Seminar: 1st of August

6th Seminar: 8th of August

7th Seminar (Pro-Seminar): 15th of August

5 Lectures

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7 Group Seminars


When you enrol for the seminar tier you will in addition meet with Johannes and the group for 7 seminars. The seminars are there for you to experiment with the material. In the final seminar you can present your own talk.

Select a pricing plan and sign up

$300

All Lectures for Self-Study

  • 5 Video lectures (more than 5 hours)
  • 5 Audio Files
  • 5 Lecture Notes
  • Access to teachable forum
  • Life-Time Access to all Study Materials
  • Access to all future additions to course


$597

All Lectures plus 6 Group Seminars

  • 5 Lectures
  • more than 5 hours of Video and Audio
  • 6 Live Group Seminars over Zoom, led by Johannes
  • Access to Halkyon Academy Members Forum
  • Life-Time Access to all Study Materials
  • Access to all future additions to course
$1,497

Lectures, Seminars PLUS Private Tutorials

Everything from lower tiers

PLUS 6 Hours personal 1-1 tutorials with Johannes on Heidegger.

This time can be used to deepen your knowledge of Heidegger and also to work through your own project on Heidegger

Student Reviews

Student Testimonials

"Aside from your thorough internalization and embodiment of your material, material you clearly live, you seem to teach like breathing. Your erudition and honesty, warmth, sharing creates the most special learning environment I have ever been in."

- Giovanna S.

“I want to get across what the impact of studying these great thinkers via your courses has been. It's beyond instrumentalism and certainly beyond self-help. It's more a change in mental outlook which then changes the way one lives. For example, my outlook towards work has changed a lot. I am now much more about seeing work as right livelihood and trying to reserve my energy for the enjoyable creative projects I'm engaged with.” – James Simpkin

"Your teaching has brought about a profound change in my belief about the ultimate nature of things. Previously, I was a thoroughgoing materialist and empiricist. No longer. Put simply, there is something else going on which is beyond us, though we are part of it." 

- David Ashton, MD, PhD



Language is the house of the truth of Being.

Martin Heidegger




Introductory Video

 

The Course is based on my book on Heidegger



Published by Springer in 2021, my book on Heidegger is the result of a ten-year thinking path. The present course is based on this book.

(It is not necessary to buy the book to participate in the course)

https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030513740



heidegger death book
Johannes Niederhauser

Your Teacher:

Johannes Achill Niederhauser, Ph.D.


I hold a PhD in philosophy from the University of Warwick. In 2021 Springer published my book on Heidegger. I have given talks on Heidegger at international conferences and have published several articles on Heidegger.


I have been teaching internationally at Birkbeck, Warwick, and the University of Bukarest. I am now building my own Philosophy Academy.


Lew Sterling, Teaching Assistant




Lew Sterling is a thinker learning from Ancients and Moderns alike. His current project involves the contrast of cybernetic and phenomenological thinking. His study of Heidegger began in 2009, when he took a course on Being and Time. Since then, he earned his degree in Classical Languages and Philosophy, and brings this knowledge of languages to bear heavily on his writing and teaching. Lew has been a member of the Halkyon Forum since 2019.


“Thinking cuts furrows into the soil of Being.”




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