Meeting Time: 7:00 to 9:30 pm (except on nights when there is a public lecture downtown); Kiefte Room
Tuesday, September 10
Course Introduction; History of the Philosophy of Time
- Adrian Bardon, A Brief History of the Philosophy of Time, ch. 1 (Michael Austin)
- Aristotle’s Physics, Book II (selections; concentrate on Sections 1-3); Book IV (read chapters 10-11)
- Recommended: Paul Nadal’s online commentary on Physics IV.
Tuesday, September 17
Recommended: Gordon H. Clark, “The Theory of Time in Plotinus,” The Philosophical Review 53.4 (July, 1944): 337-358. [Access from on campus]
- Augustine, Confessions, Book XI
Recommended: Herman Hausheer, “St. Augustine’s Conception of Time,”The Philosophical Review 46.5 (Sep., 1937): 503-512 (Gil Shalev)
Tuesday, September 24
- Adrian Bardon, A Brief History of the Philosophy of Time, ch 3 (up to page 60).
- Adrian Bardon, A Brief History of the Philosophy of Time, ch 4 (up to page 88).
- Messay Kebede, “The Ethiopian Conception of Time and Modernity,” from Chike Jeffers, ed., Listening to Ourselves: A Multilingual Anthology of African Philosophy.
- Kant, Critique of Pure Reason: Introduction, Section I, Section VII; “Transcendental Aesthetic” (concentrate on the section II on time).
Recommended: “Kant on Space and Time,” Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Tuesday, October 1
- Husserl, Selections from Lectures on the Phenomenology of Internal Time Consciousness (up to appendixes)
Tuesday, October 8
- Husserl, Lectures on the Phenomenology of Internal Time Consciousness (appendixes)
Recommended: J. Brough and W. Blattner, “Temporality” (A Companion to Phenomenology and Existentialism)
Dan Zahavi, Husserl’s Phenomenology, pp. 80-93.
Tuesday, October 15
No classes, Thanksgiving Break
Tuesday, October 22
Robert J. Dostal, “Time and Phenomenology in Husserl and Heidegger” (from the Cambridge Companion to Heidegger)
Tuesday, October 29
- Martin Heidegger, Being and Time, §67-83
Piotr Hoffman, “Death, Time, History: Division II of Being and Time“ (from the Cambridge Companion to Heidegger)
Tuesday, November 5
- Martin Heidegger, Time and Being
- Françoise Dastur, Heidegger and the Question of Time, pp. 1-16; 53-70
Tuesday, November 12
Tuesday, November 19
Finish Time and Being
Start Levinas, God, Death, and Time. pp. 1-54
Tuesday, November 26
Levinas, God, Death, and Time, pp 106-113; 121-148; 172-194; 213-219.
Tuesday, December 3
Arendt, “Action” from The Human Condition
Noon, December 10, Final Papers Due