Dr Lwazi Lushaba, lecturer in Political Studies, University of Cape Town

This course is styled as an introduction to both phenomenology and Heidegger’s body of thought. In order for participants to grasp this complex and at times difficult body of ideas the focus will be on Heidegger’s magnum opus – Being and Time. Through a close reading of this text the participant will be introduced to key philosophical terms and themes that have become synonymous with Heidegger’s phenomenology. Ultimately the intent is to leave participants with sufficient understanding that will allow them to explore further the field of existential phenomenology.



1. Locating Heidegger within the intellectual tradition of phenomenology

2. On Being-in-the-world

3. Dasein against the Cartesian/Kantian subject

4. Heidegger on the temporality of time

5. The ontological meaning of death


Recommended reading

Gelven, M.  1970. A Commentary on Heidegger’s Being and Time. New York: Harper & Row.

Heidegger, M. 1962. Being and Time. London: SCM press.



Date: Monday 7–Friday 11 August
Time: 11.15 am
COURSE FEES: Full R480,00  Staff R240,00  Reduced R120,00