FACTICITY AND THE DISTINCTION BETWEEN DASEIN AND VORHANDENSEIN

FACTICITY

 

 

 

 

 

One of the fundamental theses of Heidegger’s Being and Time is that the manner of being of the entity he calls Dasein is radically distinct from the mode of being of other entities. The analytic of Dasein is developed from the beginning by contrast to the mode of existence Heidegger calls Vorhandensein:

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HUMANITY – THE NEW SUPREME BEING:ALIENATION AND REIFICATION IN MODERNIST THOUGHT

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Stirner argues in The Ego and Its Own that Ludwig Feuerbach and Bruno Bauer articulated the most advanced and clearest statements on the cultural and ideological characteristics of modernity, even though both were radical critics of Christianity and Hegelianism. Both Feuerbach and Bauer were principled philosophic rebels who sought to overthrow the domination of culture and philosophy by Christian theology. Both paid dearly for their radicalism. Bauer was incarcerated for his political activism.

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PARABOLA

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Yes,I am a many-sided being and a complicated reality!

It is only in the mirror of past memories and in dreams of the future that I can penetrate, contemplate and comprehend the real and deep essence of this enigmatic and mysterious being of mine.

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DISARTICOLAZIONE DEL TEMPO

DISARTICOLAZIONE DEL TEMPO

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gli istanti si susseguono gli uni agli altri: nulla conferisce loro l’illusione di un contenuto o la parvenza di un significato; si svolgono; il loro corso non è il nostro; prigionieri di una percezione inebetita, li guardiamo passare; il vuoto del cuore dinanzi al vuoto del tempo: due specchi, uno di fronte all’altro, che riflettono la loro assenza, una stessa immagine di nullità…

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L’ANTI-PESSIMISMO

PESIMISMO

 

 

 

 

 

 

La posizione assunta nei confronti del pessimismo da Stein si caratterizza per elementi che derivano in parte da Dùhring, in parte da Wagner, in parte da Nietzsche, benché il suo pensiero possegga una certa originali

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THE UNABOMBER MANIFESTO:THE PSYCHOLOGY OF MODERN LEFTISM

THE UNABOMBER MANIFESTO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. Almost everyone will agree that we live in a deeply troubled society. One of the most widespread manifestations of the craziness of our world is leftism, so a discussion of the psychology of leftism can serve as an introduction to the discussion of the problems of modern society in general.

 

7. But what is leftism? During the first half of the 20th century leftism could have been practically identified with socialism. Today the movement is fragmented and it is not clear who can properly be called a leftist. When we speak of leftists in this article we have in mind mainly socialists, collectivists, “politically correct” types, feminists, gay and disability activists, animal rights activists and thelike. But not everyone who is associated with one of these movements is a leftist. What we are trying to get at in discussing leftism is not so much a movement or an ideology as a psychological type, or rather a collection of related types. Thus, what we mean by “leftism” will emerge more clearly in the course of our discussion of leftist psychology. (Also, see paragraphs 227-230.)

 

 

8. Even so, our conception of leftism will remain a good deal less clear than we would wish, but there doesn’t seem to be any remedy for this. All we are trying to do is indicate in a rough and approximate way the two psychological tendencies that we believe are the main driving force of modern leftism. We by no means claim to be telling the whole truth about leftist psychology. Also, our discussion is meant to apply to modern leftism only. We leave open the question of the extent to which our discussion could be applied to the leftists of the 19th and early 20th century.

 

9. The two psychological tendencies that underlie modern leftism we call “feelings of inferiority” and “oversocialization.” Feelings of inferiority are characteristic of modern leftism as a whole, while oversocialization is characteristic only of a certain segment of modern leftism; but this segment is highly influential.