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Single Idea 8134

[catalogued under 7. Existence / A. Nature of Existence / 3. Being / h. Dasein (being human)]

Full Idea

Heidegger borrows a common German word 'dasein', meaning 'being' or 'existence', to refer both to 'the manner of Being which... man... possesses', and to the creature which possesses it.

Gist of Idea

The word 'dasein' is used to mean 'the manner of Being which man possesses', and also the human creature


report of Martin Heidegger (Being and Time [1927], p.32) by David E. Cooper - Heidegger Ch.3

Book Reference

Cooper,David E.: 'Heidegger' [Claridge 1996], p.28

A Reaction

This just strikes me as an elementary ontological mistake. Because something has startling properties it doesn't follow that we have a different type of Being. Magnets don't have a different type of being from ordinary iron.