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PHIL 5519 Being in the World (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

An exploration, comparison, and critical reflection on the interpretations of being in the world proposed by Heidegger, Sartre and Levinas. Work will include some study of the conceptions of being and world underpinning those three interpretations, a focus on the differing conceptions of human being at their hearts, and particular concentration on the questions of responsibility for oneself and for others. This will require a close reading of central passages, but by no means all of, Being and Time, Being and Nothingness, and Totality and Infinity.

Instructor(s): Jeffrey Bloechl

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17