A Brief Overview

of  the  Historical Development and Ideas in  



A Website collecting articles on Heidegger

Simon Critchley’s

Blog on Heidegger’s B&T in The Guardian


Of Terms in Heidegger’s B&T

Heidegger’s “Only a God can save us”   Der Spiegel Interview

Heidegger’s “Existence and Being”

A 1949 essay by Heidegger

Recommended Print Resources:

Richard Polt, Heidegger: an Introduction (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1999).—Short context on Heidegger, bulk on textual analysis of B&T, end on H.’s later writings.

Stephen Mulhall, Heidegger and Being and Time (London: Routledge, 2005).—Author’s emphasis is on the role of authenticity and makes B&T’s aim pedagogic (to inspire authenticity in the philosopher).

Michael Gelven, A Commentary on Heidegger’s Being and Time (De Kalb, IL: Northern Illinois University Press, 1989).—Relies on the Macquarrie/Robinson translation, but an old, classic commentary.

Richard Schmitt, Martin Heidegger on Being Human (New York: Random House, 1969).—Relies on the Macquarrie/Robinson translation, but an old, classic commentary.

Charles Guignon, Heidegger and the Problem of Knowledge (Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing Co., 1983).—Relies on the Macquarrie/Robinson translation, but an old, classic commentary.

Hubert Dreyfus, Being-in-the-World: A Commentary on Being and Time, Div. I (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1991).—Relies on the Macquarrie/Robinson translation, but an old, classic commentary.

John Tietz, An Outline and Study Guide to Martin Heidegger’s Being and Time (Frankfurt am MainL Humanities Online, 2001).—Also available as a .pdf file ~~HERE~~.

Mark Wrathall, How to Read Heidegger (New York: W. W. Norton, 2005).—Very simple, short book that allows for a general, easy-reading overview of important ideas, but only a quick orientation, not rigorous analysis; first six chapters concern B&T, last four on his later writings.

Joan Stambaugh, Thoughts on Heidegger (Washington D.C.: Center for Advanced Research in Phenomenology and University Press of America, 1991).—Part I on B&T, rest comparisons with Western and Eastern thinkers, and topical considerations.

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Welcome to our Course Site:  here you will find notes on the readings, handouts, and additional resources.

Heidegger Class

Course Profile

Course: Heidegger & Existentialism, PHI 4895.01

Professor: Mélanie Walton, Ph.D.

Email: melanie.walton [at] belmont {dot} edu

Class Time: fall 2014

T/TH 2-3:15 p.m.

Classroom: WAC 2141

Course Texts:

Martin Heidegger, Being and Time, trans. Joan Stambaugh (NY: State University of New York Press, 2010), isbn: 1438432763, price: $18.95.

Martin Heidegger, Basic Writings: Ten Key Essays, plus the Introduction to Being and Time, ed. David Farrell Krell (NY: Harper Perennial Modern Collins, 2008), isbn: 0061627011, price: $15.95.

Other Readings will be Provided in Class

~~Link to our Syllabus ~~

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Philosophy Encyclopedias:



Philosophy Organizations:


Society for Phenomenological and Existential Philosophy


American Philosophical Association


International Association for Philosophy and Literature


American Society for Aesthetics

Additional Heidegger and Existentialism Media Resources:

BBC Podcast on Existentialism:

BBC Podcast on Sartre:

Hubert Dreyfus’ Podcasts on Heidegger:

Babette Babich’s Interview of William J. Richardson on Heidegger’s Being and Time Video

BBC program “Human all too Human: Heidegger” on Heidegger’s work and his involvement with Nazism

Additional Scholarly Writings on Heidegger:

An E-Text of Daniel Fidel Ferrer’s Trialogue between Heidegger, Nietzsche, and Nagarjuna in Todtnauberg

Essays by Leo Strauss, the ancient scholar, on Heidegger

Notes On Heidegger and Chinese Philosophy

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