Questions on Heidegger, Wise, and Dean & Millar



  1. What are the basic arguments that Heidegger and Wise are trying to make?
  2. Heidegger speaks of four parts of dwelling: the earth, the sky, the gods, and the mortals. What does he mean by these?
  3. What does Wise mean when he speaks of "becoming-home"?
  4. How do Dean and Millar describe the way that visuality, and specifically visual art, establishes place?


  1. Do either Heidegger or Wise ring true to your experience of home?
  2. How would you describe the "home-ness" of home for you?
  3. Is Heidegger's idea of dwelling the same as Wise's idea of home, or is it different? If it is different, how is it different?


  1. How are the concepts of home or dwelling relevant to religious studies?
  2. What is the difference between studying home or dwelling using the humanities, and using social science? How would each define the object of study, and what kinds of methods would each use to do a study?