GERMAN 449 - Special Topics in English Translation
Section: 001 New Thinking: Wittgenstein and Heidegger
Term: FA 2018
Subject: German (GERMAN)
Department: LSA Germanic Languages & Literatures
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Taught in English.
May be elected three times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
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In 1925, the German-Jewish philosopher Franz Rosenzweig published an essay entitled “The New Thinking.” At the core of Rosenzweig’s essay is the claim that true thinking — and thus true philosophy — is not a mere theory but an activity that goes on amid other activities, in the midst of life.

Borrowing Rosenzweig’s phrase, we will analyze the attempts by the Austrian philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951) and the German philosopher Martin Heidegger (1889–1976) to break with traditional philosophy and to explore thinking as an activity or practice situated in the midst of life. We will focus on Wittgensteins’s Philosophical Investigations and Heidegger’s Being and Time.

GERMAN 449 - Special Topics in English Translation
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001 (REC)
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (REC)
TuTh 5:30PM - 7:00PM
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