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Ideas of Martin Heidegger, by Text

[German, 1889 - 1976, Born at Messkirch. Professor at the University of Freiburg for most of his life.]

1925 History of the Concept of Time
p.162 p.81 Perhaps the aim of philosophy is to abolish sham problems
p.298 p.69 My active existence is defined by being able to say 'I can'
p.316-7 p.87 Certainty that I will die is more basic to my existence than the Cogito
1927 Basic Problems of Phenomenology
p.215 p.16 The idea of an atemporal realm of validity is as implausible as medieval theology
p.278 p.78 Dasein is always only that which it has chosen to be
1927 Being and Time
p.5 Heidegger says truth is historical, and never absolute [Polt]
p.10 Having thoughts and feelings need engagement in the world [Wrathall]
p.14 Reducing being to the study of beings too readily accepts the modern scientific view [May]
p.49 Heidegger turns to 'Being' to affirm the uniqueness of humans in the world [Gray]
p.70 Anxiety about death frees me to live my own life [Wrathall]
p.88 Heidegger says we must either choose an inauthentic hero, or choose yourself as hero [Critchley]
p.226 Dasein finds itself already amongst others [Caputo]
p.227 Being-in-the-world is projection to possibilities, thrownness among them, and fallenness within them [Caputo]
p.227 Anxiety is the uncanniness felt when constantly fleeing from asserting one's own freedom [Caputo]
Intro I.04 p.32 Dasein is a mode of Being distinguished by concern for its own Being
Intro II.07 p.50 Pheomenology seeks things themselves, without empty theories, problems and concepts
207/163-4 p.71 There are no raw sense-data - our experiences are of the sound or colour of something
34/13 p.35 For us, Being is constituted by awareness of other sorts of Being
56/33 p.39 'Logos' really means 'making something manifest' [Polt]
67/42 p.30 Being what it is (essentia) must be conceived in terms of Being (existence)
I.1.10 p.72 If we posit 'I' as the starting point, we miss the mind's phenomenal content
I.2.13 p.89 When Dasein grasps something it exists externally alongside the thing
I.3.15 p.98 Our relationship to a hammer strengthens when we use
I.3.15 p.101 Readiness-to-hand defines things in themselves ontologically
I.4.27 p.64 Heidegger seeks a non-traditional concept of essence as 'essential unfolding' [Polt]
I.4.27 p.167 There is an everyday self, and an authentic self, when it is grasped in its own way
I.5.30 p.66 Moods are more fundamentally revealing than theories - as when fear reveals a threat [Polt]
I.5.31 p.68 Propositions don't provide understanding, because the understanding must come first [Polt]
I.6 41 p.237 Dasein is ahead of itself in the world, and alongside encountered entities
I.6.40 p.232 Anxiety reveals the possibility and individuality of Dasein
I.6.43a p.249 The scandal of philosophy is expecting to prove reality when the prover's Being is vague
II.2.54 p.313 Dasein has the potential to be itself, but must be shown this in the midst of ordinariness
p.153- p.31 If we work and play with other people, they are bound to be 'Dasein', intelligent agents [Cooper,DE]
p.164 p.47 In company with others one's Dasein dissolves, and even the others themselves dissolve
p.165 p.212 Everyone is other, and no one is himself
p.190-1 p.37 We do not add value to naked things; its involvement is disclosed in understanding it
p.297 p.30 'Dasein' expresses not 'what' the entity is, but its being
p.31 p.20 Ontology is possible only as phenomenology
p.32 p.28 The word 'dasein' is used to mean 'the manner of Being which man possesses', and also the human creature [Cooper,DE]
p.4 p.40 Perceived objects always appear in a context
p.67 p.29 'Dasein' is Being which is laid claim to, and which matters to its owner [Cooper,DE]
p.78 p.6 Dasein is being which can understand itself, and possess itself in a way allowing authenticity
1935 On the Essence of Truth
p.73 For Heidegger there is 'ontic' truth or 'uncoveredness', as in "he is a true friend" [Wrathall]
1935 The Origin of the Work of Art
p.178 p.119 Later Heidegger sees philosophy as more like poetry than like science [Polt]
1938 Contributions of Philosophy (On Appropriation)
259 p.141 When philosophy makes itself intelligible, it commits suicide
1938 Contributions to Philosophy
p.164 Culture is now dominated by boredom, so universal it is unnoticed [Aho]
1969 Martin Heidegger in conversation
p.82 p.118 I say the manifestation of Being needs humans, and humans only exist as reflected in Being