PHL217H1 Lecture Notes - Dasein, Existentialism, Egotism

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Being is always disclosed to us in our activities. In our concrete dasein, it"d always the relationship to being that matters. Disclosure is phenomenon, that which shows itself in its disappearance. The way being is disclosed is unthematic ally, it hides itself in everyday life. It"s not manifest to us as being manifest. The issue here for h is for some sort of moment in which being is thematicized, in which we can experience being as a whole. H is saying that it is on the basis of these experiences that a more philosophical investigation on being becomes possible. It"s because we exist by and large as our inauthentic self. Idle talk, boredom, these are the primary modes of dasein. Only in death and angst is being authentically revealed. More importantly, he takes phenomenology in a new direction, and this is ethics. Published in german in 1963, high point of existentialism.

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