On Heidegger’s Reception of Augustin’s Meditations on Time

Jan Nedbal

The article focuses on Heidegger’s phenomenological interpretation of Augustine’s concept of time. Based on Heidegger´s texts on Confessions, Book XI (especially on the yet unpublished Beuron lecture Des heiligen Augustinus Betrachtung über die Zeit), it tries to show the role that Augustine’s concept of time played in Heidegger‘s principal work Sein und Zeit. Although Augustine’s meditation was an important inspiration for Heidegger’s early philosophy of time, it still remains part of the traditional understanding of time, which Heidegger branded as vulgar.