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Martin Heidegger on Subjectivism - Philosophy Dictionary of Arguments

Gadamer I 105
Subjectivism/Heidegger/Gadamer: The productive aspect of Heidegger's criticism of the subjectivism of the modern age seems to me that his temporal interpretation of being has opened up its own possibilities for this. Interpretation of being from the horizon of time does not mean, as one repeatedly misunderstands, that existence would be so radically temporalized that it
could consider nothing more as everlasting or eternal, but would understand itself completely in terms of its own time and future. If this were the opinion, then it would not be a criticism and overcoming of subjectivism at all, but rather an "existentialist" radicalization of the same, to which one can certainly predict its collectivist future.
But the question of philosophy, which is at issue here, is directed precisely at this subjectivism itself. It is only for this reason that it is taken to extremes, to question it. The question of philosophy asks what the being of understanding oneself is. With this question, it fundamentally transcends the horizon of this understanding of itself. By uncovering time as its hidden reason, it does not preach a blind commitment out of nihilistic despair, but rather opens up to an experience that has been closed up to now and that transcends thinking out of subjectivity, which Heidegger calls being. ((s) The context in which Gadamer investigates this is that of the >Truth of Art and the >Aesthetic Experience).


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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.
The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Hei III
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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