Selfhood, Authenticity and Method in Heidegger’s ‘Bein g and Time’, Feb-Nov 2011

Posted: 14 de November de 2011 by Fernando Furtado in Event

Some advance notice of the fourth seminar in the ‘Selfhood,
Authenticity and Method in Heidegger’s “Being and Time”‘ series. It
takes place Wed 16th November at the University of Essex, UK. Details
of the schedule and venue are available through the series website:

Denis McManus


Selfhood, Authenticity and Method in Heidegger’s Being and Time
– Four seminars, supported by the British Academy

Although Heidegger’s Being and Time is often cited as one of the most
important philosophical works of the last century, its second division
has largely been ignored, especially by commentators from the analytic
tradition. But an increasing appreciation of the philosophical and
theological influences that shape Heidegger’s thought has led to a re-
examination of this difficult second division and the suspicion is
growing that there is something of real philosophical substance in its
concerns; in particular, its discussion of ‘authenticity’ is coming to
be seen as having significant implications for how we ought to
understand, for example, intentionality and autonomy. In 2011, the
Universities of Southampton, Oxford and Essex will host a series of
seminars which will extend these fascinating in-roads that are
beginning to be made into the difficult hinterland of Heidegger’s
magnum opus.

9th Feb 2011
Christ Church, Oxford University
Taylor Carman (Barnard, Columbia)
‘Heidegger on the Necessity and Finality of Death’
Daniel Dahlstrom (Boston)
‘Authenticity and the Absence of Death’
Denis McManus (Southampton)
‘Being-towards-death and One’s Own Best Judgment’

23rd March 2011
University of Southampton
Steven Galt Crowell (Rice)
‘Being Answerable: Reason-Giving as Authentic Discourse’
Stephen Mulhall (Oxford)
‘Nothingness and Phenomenology: Heidegger and Sartre’
Peter Poellner (Warwick)
‘Sartre and Heidegger on Authenticity and Intersubjectivity’

18th May 2011
University of Southampton
Charles Guignon (South Florida)
‘Authenticity, Phenomenology, and the Question of Being’
Hubert Dreyfus (Berkeley)
‘Authenticity and the Phenomenology of Action’
Béatrice Han-Pile (Essex)
‘Freedom and the Choice to Choose Oneself in “Being and Time”’

16th Nov 2011
University of Essex
Clare Carlisle (Kings College London)
‘Kierkegaard, Heidegger and the Question of Being’
George Pattison (Oxford)
‘Death, Guilt, and Nothingness in Luther, Kierkegaard and “Being and
Mark Wrathall (California, Riverside)
‘Demanding Authenticity of Ourselves’

Organisers: Denis McManus, George Pattison, Béatrice Han-Pile

For further information, see

Dr Denis McManus
Reader in Philosophy
University of Southampton
SO18 1BJ
tel. 00 44 23 80593984


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