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Martin Heidegger (1889-1976) was a German philosopher

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What did Haugeland mean when he said that the grounding of ontical truth can be transcendental only as existential?

This is probably a narrow question, and so it's my job to motivate it. Due to the fact it would be inappropriate to expect many people to have read what I'm referencing, I'll try my best to explain my ...
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Why is the non-aesthetic position on art not absorbed by society?

The rejection of the "aesthetic" view on art has been around for a very long time. Off the top of my head, there's at least Heidegger's "The Origin of the Work of Art", with rather ...
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The meaning of "beings as a whole" for Heidegger

I am reading a secondary source on Heidegger's theory of truth and the phrases "being as a whole" and "beings as a whole" are appearing repeatedly. At first I thought this meant ...
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What is beyond time? [closed]

In asking this question many people seemed to think I was talking about time before the big bang. While there are similarities, this is not what I mean. In quantum mechanics it has been found that ...
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Is the discussion of truth and perception circular in reasoning?

Can the cliche, "Perception is reality" be incorrect in that (objective) reality is a version of the (subjective) truth, and this version of truth is a form of perception?
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What does Heidegger mean by the "whole of Dasein"/the "totality of Dasein"/ "Being-a-whole" ,etc. in Division 2 of Being and Time?

At the beginning of Division 2, Heidegger motivates his account of death, conscience, and the temporality of care by saying that Division 1 failed to account for the "whole of Dasein" / the &...
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Is asking what being is to make being an entity (*das Seiende*)?

I am reading "Being and Time", and I do not understand this : -Is asking what being is to make being an entity (das Seiende) ? Thus : Doesn't what Heidegger is doing consist in making being ...
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Has anyone studied the beings of logic from Heidegger's "Time & being" perspective?

The nature of the word 'logic' differs according to the context where it is used (i.e., Aristotle and Socrates, boolean algebra, symbolic logic, propositional logic, etc.) Has any philosopher focussed ...
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How would Heidegger criticize Descartes' melting candle analogy?

I've recently finished reading Being and Time and have attempted to supplement my understanding with different takes on the piece. One interesting angle that I've mused upon myself but haven't seen in ...
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Heidegger Being and Time - where does chaos fit in?

Heidegger is at times very critical / skeptical of later generations inheriting and applying the traditional Greek ontological frameworks. Chaos (χάος), as an unordered void state in cosmogonies in ...
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Questions on Phenomenology

This is from https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/phenomenology/#DiscPhen Section 4 paragraph 9 One of Heidegger’s most innovative ideas was his conception of the “ground” of being, looking to modes of ...
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Does "Being-with-others" have an antonym?

Does "Being-with-others" have an antonym? If I, you or it did not have "Being-with-others" then what would that be? Just to illustrate what the phrase can mean, here's two quotes ...
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HEIDEGGER SCHOLARS NOMENCLATURE PUZZLING

Heideggerian scholars keep utilizing the phrase "background practices" as a substitute or equivalent for being. Background practices are things like instinctive social behavior that is ...
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How does the phenomenal will feature in Heidegger?

How does 'phenomenal will' feature in Heidegger? I mean the sense that you are initiating actions. I'm asking because I'm unsure whether this can be manifest except in the present the dimensionality ...
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Explanation of Dasein and Da-sein in Heidegger

I am using the translation by Joan Stambaugh. Can someone explain what is meant by "Da-sein", and how does this compares to the more used "Dasein"?
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Do "things" that are present depend on Dasein?

Do "things" that are present depend on Dasein? I have read Being and Time, but a very long time ago. I am not sure if I mean present at hand, but I do mean in general anything that exists in ...
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Is Heidegger's "Being" a class template or a random variable taking realizations?

I have a fairly strong background in math and programming as it is my daily work. I have recently started getting interested in philosophy and often has the habit of drawing analogy between ...
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Why did Heidegger chose to delay the publications of his Beiträge zur Philosophie?

Heidegger's Beiträge (Contributions to philosophy) were published with other writings in 1989, 50 years after their completion, as per Heidegger wish. Do we have any indication from Heidegger, veiled ...
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What does Heidegger mean "the closedness of earth"?

What does Heidegger mean "the closedness of earth" in 'the origin of the work of art' aka 'Der Ursprung des Kunstwerkes'?
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What is Anti-humanism?

I tried to do my own research on it but I'm not very much cleared about it. Please explain it to me in simple language. this term is being used by Post-structuralism and postmodernists.
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Copy of "Mit Heidegger gegen Heidegger denken" by Jurgen Habermas available?

I am looking for a copy of the essay "Mit Heidegger gegen Heidegger denken" by Jurgen Habermas, in the Frankfurter Allgemeinen Zeitung (FAZ), 1953. Sort of hard to come by, especially as the ...
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Did Heidegger claim that his "inauthenticity" was to some extent unavoidable for the individual?

Did Heidegger claim that his "inauthenticity" was to some extent unavoidable for the individual? I think I know that Sartre's bad faith was a necessary feature of overcoming it. Is the ...
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What are “intentionality”, “presence” and “taking as” with regards to Heidegger?

From Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, “Heidegger”: Viewed in relation to Being and Time, the central philosophical theme in these early years is Heidegger's complex critical relationship with ...
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Meaning of these words in Heidegger's "Being and Time"?

What is the meaning of obstinacy and un-ready-to-hand in this passage from "Being and Time"? I have a general knowledge of Heidegger’s philosophy, but I have problem understanding the ...
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Is Socrates' wisdom intrinsically valuable?

I don't mean specifically felicity etc. at philosophy, but whether a state of ambivalence toward death, while alive, can be intrinsically valuable because of some knowledge or wisdom that ambivalence ...
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Being vs beings [closed]

I'm reading a book of Martin Heidegger in which i found the term 'being' and 'beings' I tried to know more about it but there is not much reference on internet.. Please explain both the term according ...
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Ontic/Ontological as parallel to a posteriori/a priori?

Heidegger makes the distinction between the ontic (concerning beings themselves) and the ontological (the being of beings, being as such). Would it be wise to say that the ontic covers the contingent ...
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Differences between Being, Existing, Ontical and Existential in "Being and Time"

I am trying to understand the differences between Being, Ontical and Existential. What are they trying to imply by themselves, separately? Ontical seems to mean "physical existence". ...
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Heidegger's being-towards-death?

May I have misunderstood Heidegger philosophy, and I've melted up it with psycology, but isn't the being-towards-death, with the authentic Dasein, an anxious way of life? I mean, in the moment in ...
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How did symbolic logic show that Heidegger's assertions about the nothing were illogical?

In his inaugural address at Freiburg University in 1929, Heidegger explicitly challenged the central place given to logical principles in neo-Kantianism, on the basis of a radical account of ‘the ...
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So what if the nature of Dasein is Being-in?

I am new to Heidegger. I've just made some preliminary sense of what an existentiale is supposed to be (I am taking it as ontological elements of Dasein's being, core things that are possibility ...
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Heidegger's "Dasein" vs. Sartre's "Being for itself"

I must admit, I am relatively new to existentialist philosophy. But I couldn't help notice the similarities between Heidegger's "Dasein" and Satre's "Being-for-itself". I was ...
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Is this a point of contact between Marxism and Heidegger?

Is this a point of contact between Marxism and Heidegger? Marx complains (bitterly) about exploitation by your - class - enemies Heidegger complains about inauthenticity, which I might gloss as ...
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How does Bergson’s conception of time differ from Heideggers’s?

I know that both did conceive of temporal time and brough it closer to our finite expirince, thus turning away from classical metaphysics of time. But what is the difference between them?
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Are there any philosophers associated with phenomenology and existentialism that argue that death should not matter to an individual?

I have mainly been focussing upon Heidegger in relation to death and the way in which he believes it is of great importance because in order to live authentically one must 'be-towards-death'. surley ...
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Why should Dasein be authentic when one knows that he/she will be responsible for his/her actions when he chooses authenticity over inauthenticity?

Answers except "to know about being yourself" are really appreciated because this is the question itself. What should I strive to know about myself when I am happy with my life right now, ...
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I will be dead, but not sooner or later?

Are there properties, rather than the referents of terms, which can only be predicated of one thing? for those who attach metaphysical weight to the distinction between expressing (predicates) and ...
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Does Heidegger, or any Heidegderian, say that my "ownmost" has Being?

Does Heidegger, or any Heidegderian, say that my "ownmost" has Being? Obviously, that term often means "death", and I'm guessing Heidegger says death has no Being. But perhaps he ...
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Why didn't Heidegger take other kinds emotion as the deepest and original feeling of Dasein?

As the author of The phenomenological movement, Spiegelberg. H., put it, why should Heidegger take "angst" or "Sorge" as the deepest and original feeling of Dasein (although I myself support it and ...
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Heidegger - how does the present-at-hand become ready-to-hand?

I'm talking about the learning process... whereby a tool, first unfamiliar to the user, after some period of time, becomes transparent to the user. For example someone learning to play an instrument. ...
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In what way is Heidegger's philosophy right wing?

I know that Heidegger was an NSDAP member but I am only somewhat familiar with his work, and I'm asking this question so that I don't have to scan everything he's written to find out. For an example,...
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Secondary Work on Kant's Critique of Pure Reason

I'm currently reading through the Critique of Pure Reason for the first time and have on hand a book by Martin Heidegger titled, "Phenomenological Interpretations of Kant's Critique of Pure Reason." I ...
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Importance of technology in Western thought

Ours is a world which is full of promises that advanced technology, such as autonomous cars, cloud computing, quantum computing, and artificial intelligence will somehow bring forth a future worth ...
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Am I nothing more than my Dasein?

I believe Dasein is the Being of a human life, and that Dasein essentially has Being-in-the-world. I think I've finally got a handle on how to compare philosophy "East" and "West" and just need to ...
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Does anyone claim freedom toward death is not for me, but for others?

My "freedom toward death" (Being and Time, p255, SUNY Press, 1 Jan 1996) is key for authenticity, according to Heidegger. It seems obvious that he means that this freedom is me, and that claim for be ...
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If entities are all that IS [entities = being], isn't Heidegger's claim that being is something "extra" incongruent?

I saw that there's already a question about this but the emphasis was on what could being be if not an entity. Heidegger thinks of Being as something "extra", a priori, to entities. I'd like to ...
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What tends to be the opinion on Heidegger's analysis of Greek philosophy?

What tends to be the opinion on Heidegger's analysis of Greek philosophy? What do experts in the (classical) history of philosophy make of his statements about ancient Greek philosophy?
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Where can I read Kant's view of thinking as willing, spontaneity and re-presenting?

I am reading Martin Heidegger's Discourse on Thinking. At the beginning of "Conversation on a Country Path About Thinking*, the Scholar remarks: (page 58-9) But thinking, understood in the ...
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Does Heidegger (or Blanchot?) reflect on the form of the question itself?

I have this notion that Heidegger is the first person to think about the framing of the question as a mode of inquiry. That is, to approach something as a question is to be already decided that a ...
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Must an analysis of Being precede the positive sciences?

In the first few pages of Being and Time Heidegger writes: such an inquiry [into foundations]... still needs a guideline... it remains naive and opaque if... it leaves the meaning of being in ...
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