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Seeing the Self: Heidegger on Subjectivity Einar Øverenget

Seeing the Self: Heidegger on Subjectivity

Einar Øverenget

Published September 30th 1998
ISBN : 9780792352198
Hardcover
348 pages
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This study examines the concept of subjectivity developed by Heidegger in his Marburg period and which found its most systematic presentation in Being and Time. Although it is commonly argued that Heideggers existential analytic seeks to do away with subjectivity, I shall maintain that this analysis does not intend to eliminate subjectivity as such but rather one notion of subjectivity. Heidegger challenges the interpretation of the subject as a worldless and thing-like entity by introducing an interpretation according to which subjectivity is a being-in-the-world that is not a thing. Central to this study is Heideggers use of Husserls theory of wholes and parts and the concept of categorial intuition. These Husserlian themes are amalgamated into a phenomenological sense of the apriori which is the foundation for Heideggers analysis of Dasein. This approach will show that Heideggers existential analytic is a systematic argument geared toward the development of a phenomenological notion of subjectivity.