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(1998) Seeing the self, Dordrecht, Kluwer.


Einar Øverenget

pp. 232-269

Several concepts are used in Heidegger's description of the being of Dasein. Existence, understanding, disclosedness, mineness all pertain to this being we ourselves are. These terms can all be used, if not interchangeably, at least as complementary. The essence of Dasein is existence; existence is understanding; understanding is a kind of self-understanding through which the world is disclosed. Mineness is implicit in all of these concepts, as it also is in the concept of phronesis. In fact, Heidegger's phenomenological investigation of this concept seems to represent the basis for the development of his basic concepts. However, since phronesis refers to the guiding sight of everydayness, the question remains as to how this seeing itself can be seen, and indeed, how the full meaning of this phenomenon can be apprehended. This requires a two-step pre-ontological confirmation. Firstly, Heidegger must justify his arrival at the concept of care, and, secondly, given this ontological structure of Dasein, he must show how this phenomenon can be seen as a whole. This endeavor represents a transition from the preparatory fundamental analysis of Dasein carried out in Division One of BT to the primordial existential interpretation of this entity sought in Division Two — whose objective is to explain the wholeness and unity of care on the basis of temporality.

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DOI: 10.1007/978-94-010-9768-0_9

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Øverenget, E. (1998). Unity, in Seeing the self, Dordrecht, Kluwer, pp. 232-269.

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