What is the course about?
Heidegger’s account of our being-towards-death in ‘Being and Time’ will form the core of an examination of the personal and interpersonal nature of time and the place of death within uncertain lives.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
• Heidegger’s account of existential temporality as ‘futural’.
• The meaning of death in Heidegger and related existential thinkers.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Explain, simply, the idea of ‘being-towards-death’.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Introductory. An interest in exploring ideas in a philosophical manner would be beneficial.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The course will run in a seminar format with short presentations. Q&A and small or group discussion. There is no work outside class. Slides will be available online.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
No other costs. Bring note-taking equipment of your own preference.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
You might be interested in HP126 - Existentialism in a nutshell: God and abandonment.