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Hubert Dreyfus on Heidegger undergraduate introduction -- free podcasts!

Philosophy and Theory

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Oct 11, 2007, 7:49pm Top


If you are as geeky as me, you will love these! Of course you need his book Being-in-the-World: a Commentary on Heidegger's Being and Time and Being and Time, but he lays it out quite clearly.

Also - send him an email or a postcard if you start listening... He is probably the number one Heidegger scholar in the US, or at least up there.

Oct 19, 2007, 12:21am Top

His series Man, God and Society in Western Literature is pretty good too.

I like Dreyfus, but can't get over the feeling that his Heidegger is "Americanized" -- in the sense that Heidegger used the term.

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Oct 29, 2007, 2:56am Top

While I commend his work regarding AI, I too have the feeling that Dreyfus is making Heidegger too simple.

Feb 13, 2008, 3:12pm Top

However, because Heidegger, is really tough to get down, even in four or five readings, Dreyfus does "crack the door" somewhat--along with a host of other secondary Heidegger literature.

Feb 25, 2008, 1:25am Top

Does anyone know about other podcast listings from other universities?

Apr 13, 2008, 11:59pm Top

Great guide to Heidegger given me by my professor: "Heidegger: An Intoduction" by Richard Polt

Aug 17, 2008, 10:49pm Top

I was at a conference on philosophy at Notre Dame a couple of years ago and heard Dreyfus speak about his concept of mastery and the various levels of this. I have his paper -- or at least a reference to it -- somewhere in my files. If anyone is interested, please let me know. journaleur@gmail.com

This is my first post to this this forum. I just joined the Library Thing within the past 15 minutes. Serendipity strikes again, since I am not at all sure how I got linked to this site, but I am very happy that I am here.

Aug 18, 2008, 8:16pm Top

I have been following the Heidegger lectures along with the course readings as a hobby of sorts. Dreyfus' interpretation does tend to support pragmatism, but the detailed analysis he does is very good and he is always critical of what he presents in the text, especially with the help of students who challenge him in the lecture. I am a quarter way through the readings/lectures for Division I of Being and Time. Highly recommended and a free education from a superb scholar.

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