Dasein

Dasein

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Dasein is a German word famously used by Martin Heidegger in his magnum opus Being and Time, which generally translates to being, i.e. being in its ontological and philosophical sense (cf. personhood, and reality). The word Dasein has been used by several philosophers before Heidegger, most notably Ludwig Feuerbach, with the meaning of human "existence" or "presence." It is derived from da-sein, which literally means being-there/there-being, though Heidegger was adamant that this was an inappropriate translation of Dasein. In German, Dasein is the vernacular term for existence, as in I am pleased with my existence (ich bin mit meinem Dasein zufrieden). According to Heidegger, however, it must not be mistaken for a subject, that is something definable in terms of consciousness or a self. Heidegger was adamant about this distinction, which carried on Nietzsche's critique of the subject. Dasein, as a human being that is constituted by its temporality, illuminates and interprets the meaning of Being in Time. Heidegger chose this term as a synonym for "human entity" in order to emphasize the critical importance "Being" has for our understanding and interpretation of the world.show more

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  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 245g
  • Cred Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135784137
  • 9786135784138