Heidegger on the Self, Authenticity and Inauthenticity.

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Abstract

My aim of this paper is to show how the question of the Self permeates Heidegger's Being and Time and give an accurate picture of authentic and inauthentic modes of existence is possible only if they are analysed in relation to the problem of the Self. The conclusions are: (1) human existence in either mode-authentic or inauthentic--means the constant making of the Self; (2) examination of the apparatus of individuation--facing death, anxiety and the voice of conscience. I support the view that totally authentic existence is impossible for the authentic Self always involves a residue of inauthenticity; (3) the distinction Heidegger makes in Metaphysical Foundations of Logic between 'neutral' and 'tactical' Dasein, provides the metaphysical basis for authentic and inauthentic Self.
Original languageEnglish GB
Pages (from-to)65-91
Number of pages27
JournalIyyun: The Jerusalem Philosophical Quarterly
StatePublished - 1991

Keywords

  • AUTHENTICITY
  • INDIVIDUALITY
  • METAPHYSICS
  • SELF

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