PHL217H1 Lecture Notes - Martin Heidegger, Existential Clause, Dasein

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17 Nov 2011
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Being and time in heidegger"s oeuvre and in the history of philosophy. Being and time is not heidegger"s main work. He constantly subjects being and time to criticism. The question of being which heidegger claims has been forgotten with the history of philosophy is a ridiculous claim. Being in the way heidegger says it should be distinguished from beingness; being itself is not an entity. He says being is not a being in the literal sense. Beingness is just a higher order of being. The necessity of the question of being vs. the necessity of restating this question. Heidegger uses priority here to represent necessity and says it is the question that cannot be avoided in one"s existence. This is different from the need to reformulate the question; heidegger says philosophers should not appeal to obvious things. He mentions three prejudices; being is universal, indefinable and self-

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