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]].

Click on the Idea Number for the full details    |     back to texts     |     expand these ideas

2. Reason / A. Nature of Reason / 2. Logos
'Logos' really means 'making something manifest'
3. Truth / A. Truth Problems / 9. Rejecting Truth
Heidegger says truth is historical, and never absolute
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)
Heidegger turns to 'Being' to affirm the uniqueness of humans in the world
Dasein is ahead of itself in the world, and alongside encountered entities
The word 'dasein' is used to mean 'the manner of Being which man possesses', and also the human creature
'Dasein' is Being which is laid claim to, and which matters to its owner
7. Existence / A. Nature of Existence / 8. 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'
11. Knowledge Aims / A. Knowledge / 2. Understanding
Propositions don't provide understanding, because the understanding must come first
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
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
16. Persons / B. Concept of the Self / 6. 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
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 must either choose an inauthentic hero, or choose yourself as hero