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Seinsfrage: The "Seinsfrage" in Heidegger refers to the fundamental question of being. It explores the nature of existence, aiming to uncover the meaning of being itself. Heidegger argued that this question had been forgotten or ignored by Western philosophy since the time of Plato. See also Being, M. Heidegger, Kehre.
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Martin Heidegger on Seinsfrage - Dictionary of Arguments

Gadamer I 274
Seinsfrage/question of being/Heidegger/Gadamer: Heidegger has given a completely correct phenomenological description when, in the presumed reading of that what is written there, revealed the pre-structure of understanding. He has also given an example of the fact that a task follows from it. In "Being and Time" he has concretized the general statement, which he makes a hermeneutical problem, in the Seinsfrage(1).
, >Understanding, >Hermeneutics,
>Hermeneutics/Heidegger, >Hermeneutics/Gadamer.
In order to explicate the hermeneutical situation of the question of being in terms of intention, caution and anticipation, he critically tested his question directed at metaphysics at important turning points in the history of metaphysics.
In doing so, he has basically only done what the historical-hermeneutic consciousness demands in any case. An understanding guided by methodical consciousness will have to endeavour not simply to carry out its anticipations, but to make it aware of itself, in order to control them and thereby, from the point of view of things, gain the right understanding. This is what Heidegger means when he calls for "securing" the scientific subject in the elaboration of intention, caution and anticipation from the things themselves.
Cf. >E. Husserl.

1. Heideger, Sein und Zeit, 312ff

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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