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DOI: 10.1111/b.9781405168908.2010.x


Departing from the ordinary German use of the word, the German philosopher Martin H eidegger used it to stand for the mode of being of man, as distinguished from the mode of being of tools and that of things. Dasein is characterized by being-in-the-world, and the latter is characterized by the fundamental “moods” of care and anxiety. Dasein is also essentially temporal, it is oriented towards the future and is being-towards-death. With this concept of Dasein, Heidegger rejects the understanding of the nature of man in traditional metaphysics and religion. 1927 (1980) : Being and Time . ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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