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Single Idea 22157

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

Full Idea

Dasein is an entity which does not just occur among other entities. Rather it is ontically distinguished by the fact that, in its very Being, that Being is an issue for it.

Gist of Idea

Dasein is a mode of Being distinguished by concern for its own Being


Martin Heidegger (Being and Time [1927], Intro I.04)

Book Reference

Heidegger,Martin: 'Being and Time' [Blackwell 1962], p.32

A Reaction

How do you distinguish the Being of normal humans from the Being of someone in a deep coma, who has no existential issues? Has that Dasein ceased to be? Why does angst create a new mode of Being, but flying doesn't?