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Being: Being in philosophy pertains to the state of existence or reality, encompassing entities, their nature, and the fundamental questions concerning existence and its nature.
Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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Martin Heidegger on Being - Dictionary of Arguments

Gadamer I 261
Being/Heidegger/Gadamer: The ontological lack of a basis of transcendental subjectivity, which Heidegger accused Husserl's phenomenology of, was indeed what seemed to be overcome by the reawakening of the question of being. What being means should be determined by the horizon of time. The structure of temporality thus appeared as the ontological determination of subjectivity. But it was more.
>Seinsfrage/question of being
, >Being, >Ontology, >Time,
>Time/Heidegger, >Temporality, >Horizon.
Heidegger's thesis was: Being itself is time.
Gadamer: With this, the entire subjectivism of newer philosophy - as was soon to become apparent, the entire question horizon of metaphysics, which is occupied by the being as the present, was eliminated.
>Metaphysics, >Subjectivism, >Philosophy.
That existence (German: "Dasein", Cf. Dasein/Heidegger) is concerned with being, that it is distinguished, above all, by the understanding of being, does not, as it seems to be the case in "Being and Time", represent the last basis from which a transcendental questioning has to proceed. Rather, there is talk of a completely different reason that makes all understanding of being possible in the first place, and this is that there is a "there", a clearing
Gadamer I 262
in being, i.e. the difference between "being" (German: "Seiendem") and "to be" (German: "sein"). >Nothingness/Heidegger, >Dasein/Heidegger.

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Martin Heidegger
Sein und Zeit Tübingen 1993

Gadamer I
Hans-Georg Gadamer
Wahrheit und Methode. Grundzüge einer philosophischen Hermeneutik 7. durchgesehene Auflage Tübingen 1960/2010

Gadamer II
H. G. Gadamer
The Relevance of the Beautiful, London 1986
German Edition:
Die Aktualität des Schönen: Kunst als Spiel, Symbol und Fest Stuttgart 1977

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