Thus caring is a fundamental structure of human existence suppressed in the epistemological tradition which unifies the temporality of Dasein. Primarily it refers to the future which I might become, but in assessing that it must take into account the past which I have been; and both future potentiality and past actuality are expressed through the things present to me now. This discovers for us the most fundamental of all the existential structures of Dasein — its temporality.
This light of concern falls on things and brings them to visibility in accordance with our purposive activity. Things are thus made present on the basis of a recollected past for the purpose of an intended future. After all, he concedes, even the craftsman is not without a theoretical interpretation of his work; and even the theoretical scientist sometimes has to descend to the practicalities of doing experiments. So in a sense the world is transcendent to both the practical and the theoretical attitudes. But without Dasein no world would appear.
My individual fate cannot be isolated from the broader destiny of a people Volk — which is more than just the sum of its parts. The significance of authentic history is that it gives me models, on the basis of which I am able to appreciate my lostness in the public world. In doing so I am attempting to repeat in my own time the moment of vision vouchsafed to me in the great works of the past. Thus the study of history, if authentically undertaken, is the study of the recurrence of the possible.
Time is an elemental feature of the world which precedes any encounter with things either as tools or as objects. Language, in which understanding is articulated, is utterly permeated by temporal reference. Time is not thjng-like.
Appraising Heidegger's Interpretations of Movement and Time (Michael Eldred)
Primitively it appears in relation to action; we take time, have time etc. The concept of objective clock-time has neutralised our experience of duration: it is part of the everyday flight from the inevitability of death. Death we have considered, but not birth, and not what unifies everything between the two. My experience is not like that. My historicality, which is based upon the temporality of my existence, is the foundation without the Geisteswissenschaften the historical sciences of man could never arise. And things understood in their primordial nature as tools, are historical in their very being.
Footnotes 1 2 3. The last two chapters are full of unfinished discussions, postponements, and at one point four pages of barely digested quotation pp It is clear that most of the material Heidegger had intended for the other sections was eventually published e. The rot set in with the Romans, who simply could not understand the subtlety of Greek thought and debased it by their translations into Latin OWA, p NOT: he made the earth subject to him because he could not have his mother as Freud says , BUT: he returned to his mother because he was not allowed to use the earth productively.
It is something we should know about in Britain. Klaus Theweleit, the author, belongs to the student movement generation of the late sixties and became known almost overnight when he published his thesis on male fantasies, on the psychology and sexual imagery of fascism.
Unlike many a tome from the German Left, his ideas are guided less by programmatic theory than by pointed aphorisms, of which he has invented many, providing quotable quotes for his reviewers. He wants to understand Fascism through the Fascists.
Perhaps he makes one common but questionable assumption right from the beginning, namely that they were all men. They grew out of an essay on the white terror of anti-republican forces during the revolu-. These were the German equivalent to the Black and Tans, being volunteer brigades formed from the remnants of the Wilheminian army. For the political destiny of the Weimar Republic it was crucial that these men were professional soldiers who were literally unemployed and looking for work, not just revenge, at a time when the Treaty of Versailles restricted the size of the German Army.
What Theweleit is interested in is that their social position as professional soldiers was also their psycho-sexual character.
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Theweleit found clues for these careers in the archetypes of women which appear in their writings. His terms for them have entered the language of the Left in Germany to signify ways if viewing women. On the side of the Whites women appear as nurses, mothers and sisters devoid of sexual identity and personality; on the side of the Reds they are seen as castrating amazons and whores, whose sexual independence is synonymous with the political aggression of the enemy. And Natural Science had to be viewed in a totally new light.
The Question of Being has been forgotten.
The Ontology of Time: Being and Time in the Philosophies of Aristotle, Husserl and Heidegger
There is thus only one entity in which the meaning of Being can be disclosed — man. But the Question of Being is also of the utmost concrete importance. What is necessary is the clarification of the Being of the entities they study. It is the pre-theoretical understanding whjch must be articulated. The essence of Dasein lies in its relatedness to Being and to itself pp It decides its existence either consciously or by default.
Dasein is always related to things: the world is its horizon. Thus 30 Dasein, as essentially a Being-in-the-World, in itself expresses the unity of Being. The method to be employed can only be phenomenology.
Higher than actuality stands possibility. Only the first of these topics is dealt with in the published work. The other sections were never completed 7. Note on terminology. Unlike Husserl, for example, he is extremely precise in his use of terms. The Analysis of Existence We are the entities to be analysed p It is potentiality. Regarding myself as object-like is an essential part of inauthentic existence. Existence is structured.
The Ontology of Time : Being and Time in the Philosophies of Aristotle, Husserl and Heidegger
The experience of Being-in-the-World is a unitary phenomenon. But my experience of Being-in-theWorld is not like my experience of an object in a box. The World surrounds and envelops me, as an environment of which I am a part. I care about the way things are, I am interested in what will happen. So concern is another existential structure. At this point p87 Heidegger comes clean. Rather, we are it. In short, ontology must precede epistemology. Western epistemology falsely reverses this relationship.
It has dimensions: but the first of these is the near-far dimension. In a sense, then, our Being-in-theWorld is never complete before death. I have to die for myself. Not so in my dying. Death therefore individuates. The thought of death can be positive. The result is liberation: freedom towards death p Not guilt over this or that, but our very capacity to have a conscience.