This year (Michalmas 2020/Hilary Term 2021) our seminar will tackle one of the most important texts in European philosophy of the twentieth century and a foundational text of Phenomenology, namely Heidegger’s Being and Time (Sein und Zeit, 1926). We will read the Macquarrie translation (1962). Although almost a hundred years old, it is a text that still resonates today. The spirit of the seminar, as in previous years, will be the clarification of meaning through discussion, getting at what the text is saying, and the raising of critical questions, along with the application of those ideas to other areas of life and inquiry. The first seminar will be an introduction to the text, bringing into view any prima facie problems, followed by a selective, systematic reading in the following weeks. By the end of the year, it is hoped that we will have achieved a clear understanding of Heidegger’s important book and will have come to our own judgements about it.