The Possibility of Resistance in Heidegger’s Being and Time

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Possibility of Resistance in Heidegger’s Being & Time

April 7 at 4pm in HUM 490

Post for talk given by Nolan Little with abstract (details linked on this page) and an image of a painting that presents a young white woman whose brown hair is secured by  a bandana.  She looks neither happy nor sad.
Interpretations of what it means for something to be...are part of our philosophical and cultural inheritance, and so exceed our control.

UMD Philosophy has schedule it's next colloquium of 2017 on Friday, April 7, at 4pm in Humanities 490.  We are lucky enough to have Nolan Little here from Rochester Institute of Technology.  He will be presenting his paper "The Possibility of Resistance in Heidegger’s Being and Time ".  Below is an abstract for his talk:

In Being and Time Heidegger argues that human beings always think and act from various tacit or explicit interpretations of what it means for something to be. He makes the further argument that these interpretations are part of our philosophical and cultural inheritance, and so exceed our control. As a result, Heidegger was attacked by his contemporaries for encouraging submissive conformity to socially available interpretations of Being in the current era. My paper asks the question, can we resist these current interpretations or must we conform? I answer this question in the affirmative and argue that Heidegger provides the foundation for such resistance in his analysis of conscience.