Continental Philosophies of Time–Fall 2013

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

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

Recommended: “Kant on Space and Time,” Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Tuesday, October 1

Recommended: Dagfinn Føllesdal, “Husserl’s Reductions and the Role They Play in His Phenomenology” 

Tuesday, October 8

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

Piotr Hoffman, “Death, Time, History: Division II of Being and Time (from the Cambridge Companion to Heidegger)

Tuesday, November 5

Tuesday, November 12

No Class

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

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