Ideas from 'Being and Time' by Martin Heidegger [1927], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Being and Time' by Heidegger,Martin [Blackwell 1962,0-631-19770-2]].

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2. Reason / A. Nature of Reason / 2. Logos
'Logos' really means 'making something manifest' [Polt]
3. Truth / A. Truth Problems / 9. Rejecting Truth
Heidegger says truth is historical, and never absolute [Polt]
7. Existence / A. Nature of Existence / 3. Being / a. Nature of Being
For us, Being is constituted by awareness of other sorts of Being
7. Existence / A. Nature of Existence / 3. Being / h. Dasein (being human)
Dasein is ahead of itself in the world, and alongside encountered entities
'Dasein' expresses not 'what' the entity is, but its being
The word 'dasein' is used to mean 'the manner of Being which man possesses', and also the human creature [Cooper,DE]
'Dasein' is Being which is laid claim to, and which matters to its owner [Cooper,DE]
Heidegger turns to 'Being' to affirm the uniqueness of humans in the world [Gray]
7. Existence / A. Nature of Existence / 7. Criterion for Existence
Ontology is possible only as phenomenology
9. Objects / D. Essence of Objects / 1. Essences of Objects
Heidegger seeks a non-traditional concept of essence as 'essential unfolding' [Polt]
11. Knowledge Aims / A. Knowledge / 2. Understanding
Propositions don't provide understanding, because the understanding must come first [Polt]
12. Knowledge Sources / B. Perception / 4. Sense Data / d. Sense-data problems
There are no raw sense-data - our experiences are of the sound or colour of something
12. Knowledge Sources / B. Perception / 5. Interpretation
Perceived objects always appear in a context
15. Nature of Minds / A. Nature of Mind / 4. Other Minds / c. Knowing other minds
If we work and play with other people, they are bound to be 'Dasein', intelligent agents [Cooper,DE]
16. Persons / E. Rejecting the Self / 4. Denial of the Self
Everyone is other, and no one is himself
18. Thought / A. Modes of Thought / 3. Emotions
Moods are more fundamentally revealing than theories - as when fear reveals a threat [Polt]
22. Metaethics / A. Value / 1. Nature of Value / b. Fact and value
We do not add value to naked things; its involvement is disclosed in understanding it
23. Ethics / F. Existentialism / 5. Existence-Essence
Being what it is (essentia) must be conceived in terms of Being (existence)
23. Ethics / F. Existentialism / 6. Authentic Self
Heidegger says we must either choose an inauthentic hero, or choose yourself as hero [Critchley]