Being Is a Being (Departmental Seminar)

Joining the Seminar face-to-face:
Limited seats for face-to-face seminar. Registrations will be handled on a first come, first served basis.
Register by 26 October 2023: https://cloud.itsc.cuhk.edu.hk/webform/view.php?id=13675969

Joining the Seminar online:
No registration is required.
Link: https://cuhk.zoom.us/j/98954376260
Meeting ID: 989 5437 6260

Recording: Here

Tel: 3943 7135
Email: philosophy@cuhk.edu.hk


The “ontological difference” is a signature thesis of Martin Heidegger stating that “the being of beings ‘is’ not itself a being” (SZ: 6 [2]). I am concerned with arguing, against the received wisdom, that the ontological difference should not be understood literally – that is to say, as entailing that being (roughly, what it is for beings to be) is not an instance of itself. However, what I have to present of that larger project will be systematic rather than exegetical in nature. I will argue that, understood literally, the ontological difference is false and that none of the four kinds of arguments offered in its support by Heidegger scholars is sound.

Delivered in English.
All are welcome.