Whooshup Reorganization

To reflect what this blog has become, the format has changed to emphasize the enormous number of useful links to resources we provide. To go to the whooshup blog and conversations about these resources, just scroll to the bottom of the lists of resources!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Philosophy 25 A

Looks like Berkeley is rolling out another course, Ancient Philosophy, which will give us 3 podcasts per week! Looks like we can have as busy a semester as we want.

Monday, August 25, 2008

New related Blog: The Philospher's Rail

Dean has started a new blog site to serve as the center of gravity for this Fall's review course of the Phil 185 - Heidegger's Being and Time podcast lecture series of Hubert Dreyfus:


Please visit, and support Dean's initiative if you are an ardent Being and Time student!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

New Dreyfus Bulletin Board for discussions

One of our newest contacts, Nikhil, has put up a great new bulletin board style website where interested "outer circle" students can post comments and reciprocate through discussion threads on many of the available Dreyfus webcast courses.


This has several advantages - you can participate at any time you want on any topic you want. Let's get some good "asynchronous" conversations going!

We will keep doing our Whooshup meetings in Second Life for a more immediate experience of interacting with fellow students. More choices!

Fall 2008: Schedule and Classes

Hello everyone! Those of us who participated in the "Later Heidegger Immersion Course" over Summer 2008 are still trying to regroup, recover, and recharge, after having shined, gathered, appropriated, and just plain thinged our way through it all, and just in time for more fun philosophy therapy this Fall 2008. Everyone out there interested in Dreyfus and his teaching on existentialism and his focus on Martin Heidegger are encouraged to join us.

Schedule: First and foremost, check the Second Life meeting schedule which is now posted on the right side. We have dropped all Saturday meetings, and we will only meet on Saturday or Wednesday if there is a pre-arranged informal, or specially announced meeting. All regular discussion meetings are now on Sunday, with three time slots allocated. Our hope is that everyone can attend at least one of these three.

Classes: We will be following this year's Phil 6 - Man, God and Society lecture series, which we expect will be podcast and posted on the UC Berkeley website. The class should start soon, and we will post the download information as soon as we have it. We will also post a schedule for a study based on Dreyfus teaching Heidegger's Being and Time Division I, from Fall 2007. See you there!