Thursday 3 January 2002

Heidegger and Boss on Dreams. Inner Circle Seminar 58 (10 March 2002)

Martin Heidegger and Medard Boss
on the Feldweg near Meßkirch

Heidegger and Boss on Dreams

Anthony Stadlen
Inner Circle Seminar No. 58
Sunday 10 March 2002
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Seventy-five years after the publication of Being and Time, we explore Heidegger’s thinking on dreams. This is in his lectures on Hölderlin’s hymn, Andenken; in other scattered remarks; and in Boss’s two books on dreams, the outcome of collaboration with Heidegger. Boss claimed Heidegger only ever dreamed one dream; it was of his school matriculation. But we present new evidence from Heidegger’s love-letters in his seventies to a young woman; these throw doubt on Boss’s claim. We try to show that, however limited Heidegger’s dream experience, his thinking on dreams is of fundamental importance for psychotherapy.

Venue: Room A, Acland Building, Regent’s College, London NW1 4NS

Cost: Students £59, others £76, by 3 March (some bursaries)
Information: Anthony Stadlen, 64 Dartmouth Park Road, London NW5 1SN
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7485 3896 E-mail:

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