Seeing the Self : Heidegger on Subjectivity
This study examines the concept of subjectivity developed by Heidegger in his Marburg period and which found its most systematic presentation in Being and Time. Although it is commonly argued that Heidegger's existential analytic seeks to do away with subjectivity, I shall maintain that this analysis does not intend to eliminate subjectivity as such but rather one notion of subjectivity. Heidegger challenges the interpretation of the subject as a worldless and thing-like entity by introducing an interpretation according to which subjectivity is a being-in-the-world that is not a thing. Central to this study is Heidegger's use of Husserl's theory of wholes and parts and the concept of categorial intuition. These Husserlian themes are amalgamated into a phenomenological sense of the apriori which is the foundation for Heidegger's analysis of Dasein. This approach will show that Heidegger's existential analytic is a systematic argument geared toward the development of a phenomenological notion of subjectivity.
- Hardback | 348 pages
- 162.56 x 236.22 x 25.4mm | 657.71g
- 01 Nov 1998
- Kluwer Academic Publishers
- Dordrecht, Netherlands, United States
- 1998 ed.
Table of contents
Introduction. I. Wholes and Parts. II. Categorial Intuition. III. Apriorism. IV. Existence. V. Self-Consciousness. VI. Constitution. VII. Self. VIII. Unity. IX. Temporality. Conclusion. Bibliography. Index.