I am ontology

May 25, 2009 at 1:11 pm Leave a comment

“In its inauthentic tranquility, Dasein compares itself with everything and thereby drifts along towards an alienation in which its ownmost potentiality-for-Being is hidden from it. Dasein engages in a downward plunge in which it becomes closed off from its authenticity and possibility. Dasein, as fallen, is characterized by idle talk, curiosity, and ambiguity which involves a levelling down of all possibilities of Being. In idle talk, the “they” closes off the hidden meaning and ground of what is talked about. In curiosity, Dasein is constantly uprooting itself and concerned with the constant possibility of distraction. As ambiguous, the “they” acts as though it “knows everything,” yet, at bottom, this understanding is superficial in that nothing is genuinely understood.”
from http://mythosandlogos.com/heidegger.html

Today I was considering settling down, just accepting myself in relations to other as some type of loser-ee waistrel, and then I read this. Thanks summary of Heiddeger for the existential viewpoint.


Andrew

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