Monday, May 5, 2008

Spring, Week 5 Meeting -- Part IV


Although we didn't explicitly discuss the theoretical framework of Heidegger's anticipatory resoluteness (II.III), we did get clearer on what the commitment and flexibility of authenticity looks like in a human life. We also continued our exploration of what death, the breakdown of an understanding of being, amounts to. Notice that in talking about authenticity, we have employed the vocabulary of temporality: authenticity is a matter of being able to stand firmly in the present and go on into the future on the basis of (or despite) a radical break in one's past. At our next meeting, we will consider in more detail the temporality of dasein and authenticity.

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