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historicity

J.N. MOHANTY


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DOI: 10.1111/b.9781405168908.2010.x


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A fundamental feature of human existence, according to H eidegger . One should, however, distinguish between “history,” “historicality,” and “historicity.” Historicality is the property of being in history. Historicity is the condition of the possibility of history. One can distinguish between three levels of historicity (see H usserl , D errida ): historicity of human existence, historicity of a culture; and historicity of scientific thinking and, in the long run, philosophy. A mere fact ( Tatsche) or an event does not have historicity. Only an ideal meaning, as Derrida insists in his work on Husserl , can have it. ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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