Thursday 1 January 2015

Heidegger’s Zollikon Seminars. A 50th-anniversary revaluation. 3. Seminar of 10 and 12 March 1965. Inner Circle Seminar 212 (8 March 2015)

Martin Heidegger
at home in Freiburg
Heideggers Zollikon Seminars

A 50th-anniversary revaluation

3. Seminar of 10 and 12 March 1965

‘In making-present the Zürich main railway station, we are directed not to a picture of it, not to a representation ...
Martin Heidegger and Medard Boss
on the Feldweg south of Messkirch, 1963

Anthony Stadlen
Inner Circle Seminar No. 212
Sunday 8 March 2015
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Between 1959 and 1969 the German philosopher Martin Heidegger conducted seminars for psychiatrists in the Swiss psychiatrist Medard Boss’s house in Zollikon near Zürich. In this third seminar of seven we focus on Heidegger’s fifty-year-earlier seminar of 10 and 12 March 1965. On the second day of this seminar, Heidegger says that on the first day he learned more from his listeners than they from him. He learned that he had not helped them understand the difference between ‘memory’ and ‘making-present’. This he now tries to remedy by inviting all participants to ‘make-present’ Zürich’s main railway station and ask themselves whether they are seeing an image in their heads. In our seminar we shall repeat this exercise ourselves in relation to familiar places and people. Heidegger regarded his question as the quintessence of his philosophy.

Venue:   ‘Oakleigh’, 2A Alexandra AvenueLondon N22 7XE

Cost:    Psychotherapy trainees £120, others £150, some bursaries; coffee, tea, biscuits, mineral water included; payable in advance; no refunds or transfers unless seminar cancelled

Apply to: Anthony Stadlen, ‘Oakleigh’, 2A Alexandra AvenueLondon N22 7XE
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The Inner Circle Seminars were founded by Anthony Stadlen in 1996 as an ethical, existential, phenomenological search for truth in psychotherapy. They have been kindly described by Thomas Szasz as ‘Institute for Advanced Studies in the Moral Foundations of Human Decency and Helpfulness’. But they are independent of all institutes, schools and colleges.

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