Continental Philosophy


Lecture 8 - Heidegger on the Time of History

This week we examine the final chapters of Division Two of Being and Time. These last sections of Being and Time represent Heidegger’s effort to strengthen the concept of ecstatic temporality. From sections 72-83 Heidegger talks about the difference between history and historicality, an explanation of how ordinary time is dependent on existential-ontological time and the work concludes with a brief engagement with Hegel’s theory of time. In this lecture I want to focus on one element of these last sections, and that is the importance of history for Dasein.

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