Being and Time by Martin Heidegger, Joan Stambaugh (Translator), Dennis J.

By Martin Heidegger, Joan Stambaugh (Translator), Dennis J. Schmidt (forward)

A revised translation of Heidegger's most crucial paintings.

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What is questioned is to be defined and conceptualized in the investigating, that is, the specifically theoretical question. As what is really intended, what is to be ascertained [Erfragtes] lies in what is questioned; here questioning arrives at its goal. As an attitude adopted by a being [Seienden], the questioner, questioning has its own character of being [Sein]. Questioning can come about as "just asking around" or as an explicitly formulated question. What is peculiar to the latter is the fact that questioning first becomes lucid in advance with regard to all the above-named constitutive characteristics of the question.

Aristotle himself understood the unity of this transcendental "universal," as opposed to the manifold of the highest generic concepts with material content, as the unity of analogy. Despite his dependence upon Plato's ontological position, Aristotle placed the problem of being on a fundamentally new basis with this discovery. To be sure, he too did not clarify the obscurity of these categorical connections. Medieval ontology discussed this problem in many ways, above all the Thomist and Scotist schools, without gaining fundamental clarity.

The Preliminary Sketch of Being-in-the-World in Terms of the Orientation toward Being-in as Such 53 13. The Exemplification of Being-in in a Founded Mode: Knowing the World 59 Chapter Three The Worldliness of the World 14. The Idea of the Worldliness of the World in General 63 A. Analysis of Environmentality and Worldliness in General 66 15. The Being of Beings Encountered in the Surrounding World 66 16. The Worldly Character of the Surrounding World Announcing Itself in Innerworldly Beings 72 17.

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