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What is philosophy? Metaphysics, Ontology, and Hermeneutics in Heidegger


Tuesday, 5 November 2019 to Thursday, 12 March 2020
Total hours: 40
Hours of lectures: 40

Examination procedure

  • Report or seminar


No prerequisites.


The course will deal with one of the most controversial authors of 20th century philosophy. Martin Heidegger’s reflection is the field where classical issues (being, language, reality, subject…) meet new questions. Yet, Hedegger’s thought is also a relevant reference to question metaphilosophical issues for those who critically approach philosophy.

Educational goals: Lessons will consist in the reading of relevant sections of Being and Time (1927) and other texts providing critical tools for a reconsideration of Martin Heidegger legacy.

Bibliographical references

M. Heidegger, Essere e tempo, Longanesi, Milano.

M. Heidegger, Che cos'è la filosofia, il Melangolo, Genova, 2005.

I. Kant, M. Foucault, Che cos'è l'illuminismo, Mimesis, Milano-Udine, 2012.

More references will be provided.