The Absent Foundation : Heidegger on the Rationality of Being

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Backman , J 2005 , ' The Absent Foundation : Heidegger on the Rationality of Being ' , Philosophy Today , vol. 49 , no. 5 Supplement , pp. 175-184 . https://doi.org/10.5840/philtoday200549Supplement22

Title: The Absent Foundation : Heidegger on the Rationality of Being
Author: Backman, Jussi
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Department of Philosophy (-2009)
Date: 2005
Language: eng
Number of pages: 10
Belongs to series: Philosophy Today
ISSN: 0031-8256
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/160985
Abstract: For Heidegger, the fundamental “rationality” of Western metaphysics lies in the fact that its “leading question” concerning beings as beings constantly refers back to the question concerning the ground (arche, ratio, Grund) of beings. Whereas metaphysics has sought to ground beings in ideal beingness, Heidegger attempts to think beingness as itself based on the withdrawing “background” dimension of no-thing-ness that grounds finite presence by differing from it. In Heidegger’s earlier work, the structure of this “grounding” is considered in terms of Dasein’s temporal transcendence; later, it is rearticulated through the fourfold dimensionality of meaningfulness (Geviert), converging in a concrete thing.
Subject: 611 Philosophy
being
philosophy
metaphysics
ontology
Heidegger, Martin
phenomenology
reason
rationality
continental philosophy
history of philosophy
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filosofia
metafysiikka
ontologia
järki
fenomenologia
rationaalisuus
Heidegger
mannermainen filosofia
filosofian historia
oleva
filosofia
metafysiikka
ontologia
fenomenologia
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