Come along on the Thinking Path
“Do we in our time have an answer to the question of what we really mean by the word ‘being’? Not at all. Hence we must raise anew the question of the meaning of being.” Thus begins Heidegger’s Being and Time — the book which tries to rekindle the fire of philosophy for our desolate age. We shall attempt the same. For in this time of nihilism the gigantic battle for the meaning of being is raging once more.
Read the most important philosophy book of the 20th century and learn its fundamental ideas taught by Dr. Johannes A. Niederhauser, a native German-speaking philosopher. By considering the most important terms in the original German new and unforeseen meanings will disclose themselves to us. Understanding how Heidegger responds to the philosophical tradition of Europe is also pivotal to get a clear sense of Being and Time. This, and more, is what this course will provide.
Thank you very much for your trust and interest. I see you along the path
“Possibility stands higher than actuality.” Martin Heidegger
In this Course You will learn
- The reason why Heidegger had to write Being and Time
- The book’s relationship with the philosophical tradition
- The meaning of the methods of destruction, phenomenology, ontology, and the ontological difference
- Who Dasein is, who das Man (the they) is, and about Dasein's “being-in-the-world” & “being-towards-death”
- Heidegger’s critique of modern ontology and the sciences
- What ecstatic temporality and Dasein's historicity is
- Heidegger’s notion of truth as aletheia