FAH/PHIL Philosophy and Religious Studies Lecture Series – “Heidegger’s who-analysis in being and time and his idea of communal being” by Prof. Qingjie Wang
|Prof. Qingjie Wang|
|30 Oct 2019|
One of the major criticisms against Heidegger’s existential analytic of Dasein in Being and Time claims that Heidegger’s Dasein, though existential, is still a “subjective” Dasein. In this essay I would like to defend Heidegger by a careful reading of Heidegger’s “who-analysis” in Being and Time. I shall clarify Heidegger’s view that the establishment of the dictatorship of das Man in Dasein‘s everyday being-in-the-world does not only result from the traditional philosophical view of the “subject character” of Dasein, but also has its existential grounding in the way of Dasein‘s saying of language, i.e., “discourse” [das Rede]. I conclude that this anti-subjective character of Heidegger’s theory of being-with could lead to a new interpretation of Heidegger’s authentic “being-in-the-world-with-one-another” as the “existential communal Being.” This “communal Being” serves as the ontological and existential horizon for each of us, and grounds the true individuality and autonomy of our social and political life.
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