Hubert Dreyfus on Heidegger undergraduate introduction -- free podcasts!
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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.
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.
While I commend his work regarding AI, I too have the feeling that Dreyfus is making Heidegger too simple.
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.
Great guide to Heidegger given me by my professor: "Heidegger: An Intoduction" by Richard Polt
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. email@example.com
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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.