Book review

Book review

  • Submitted By: daywa
  • Date Submitted: 07/12/2014 1:40 PM
  • Category: Psychology
  • Words: 607
  • Page: 3

Phenomenological interpretations of Aristotle.

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Phenomenological interpretations of Aristotle.
The book is divided into three parts: the first part dealing with Aristotle and the reception of his philosophy, second part is an investigation and the third part is concerned with factical life. Heidegger applies phenomenology which is the science of origin and has its objects in the factical life’s history. For him it is a basic phenomenon because life is supposed to be rich, evasive, manifold, fluid, and dynamic, one cannot hope to hold it in a static definition which aims at exhausting its object, to take it as given. The importance of tailoring one's mode of access to the subject matter is an insight from Aristotle, but Heidegger conceives it as a question of phenomenological authenticity. Being ,time and care is identified as life's relational sense, which manifests four categorical directions: inclination, a pull toward something; distance or the tendency to abolish the distance between itself and the things which stand before it; sequestration where life avoids itself, looking away from itself, attempting to escape its worries about itself; and the easy where life seeks to lose itself in manmade difficulties.
Heidegger understands these directions of life as primary; thus the way in which factical life is immediately encountered is inauthentic, because it is already reflected and prestructured according to these basic tendencies. Life loses itself in the world, builds up a world through its projections; and because its directions are relucent or reflexive, it tends to seek itself out in terms of worldly things. Life has, according to Heidegger, a tendency to secure itself, and as such a vital encounter with its own insecurity, with the possibility of nothingness, necessary for existential authenticity, is lost. This becoming lost is what is referred to as ruinance. Despite...

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