Heidegger: Language, Sound, World

February 27, 2024 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Downtown Library, 2nd Floor Events Room

Instructor: Rolf J. Goebel, Ph.D.

The German philosopher Martin Heidegger has offered one of the most wide-ranging reflections on language in the technological age. Language for him is not merely a medium for personal expression but also the ground for the revelation or concealment of all living beings and things in the world. Language’s potential is essentially auditive, requiring our attentive listening before it can materialize itself in speech and writing. This course will explore Heidegger’s language philosophy in the context of poetry to make it significant for participants’ own daily lives. Min. 5