Time as The Horizon of Understanding

November 17, 2023
Institute of Philosophy, Freie Universität Berlin

Habelschwerdter Allee 30
Berlin 14195

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Freie Universität Berlin
Freie Universität Berlin
King's College London
Freie Universität Berlin
University of Vienna
Oxford University


Freie Universität Berlin
Freie Universität Berlin
Università degli Studi di Padova

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This workshop approaches the problem of temporality in the post-Kantian and phenomenological traditions. It will take place from 10:00 on 17 November 2023 at the Institute of Philosophy (Habelschwerdter Allee 30, 14195 Berlin, Untergeschoss) at Freie Universität Berlin. Devoting particular attention to Martin Heidegger's philosophy of time, its point of departure is Heidegger's suggestion that time is to be conceived as the horizon of all understanding of being. With a focus that merges both historical and contemporary debates, it will engage with the following topics:

- The conception of time – asking whether a single conception is both necessary and sufficient or whether we need a plurality of understandings of time in order to do justice to this phenomenon

- The relation of dependence between temporality and the existence of minded individuals, capable of understanding (being)

- Temporal idealism and realism

- Time and personal identity

- Communities and their temporality – examining the view that societies age in a similar way to individuals

- Temporality and philosophy of emotion

With: Sacha Golob (King's College London), Dina Emundts (Freie Universität Berlin), Mark Wrathall (University of Oxford), Mihnea Chiujdea (Freie Universität Berlin), Dylan Trigg (University of Vienna), Hilge Landweer (Freie Universität Berlin).

Registration is recommended but not essential. Please send an email to mihnea[dot]chiujdea[at]fu[dash]berlin[dot]de.

The event will take place in hybrid format and can be attended online using the following link: https://fu-berlin.webex.com/meet/mihnea.chiujdea

Organised by Dina Emundts, Mihnea Chiujdea and Elena Romano with the support of Freie Universität Berlin's Funds for Internationalisation offered by the Division of International Affairs.

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