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Single Idea 22162

[catalogued under 16. Persons / C. Self-Awareness / 2. Knowing the Self]

Full Idea

The self of everyday Dasein is the they-self [das Man-selbst], which we distinguish from the authentic self - that is, from the Self which has been taken hold of in its own way.

Gist of Idea

There is an everyday self, and an authentic self, when it is grasped in its own way


Martin Heidegger (Being and Time [1927], I.4.27)

Book Reference

Heidegger,Martin: 'Being and Time' [Blackwell 1962], p.167

A Reaction

To a novice this sounds like a requirement for increased self-consciousness during daily activity. 'Be a good animal, true to your animal self' said one of Lawrence's characters.