dasein

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From German Dasein (there-to be), from da (there) +‎ sein (to be).

Noun[edit]

dasein (uncountable)

  1. (philosophy) Being; especially the nature of being; existence, presence, hereness, suchness, essence
    • 1954, Otto Samuel, “The Relationship of Hereness Dasein”, in A Foundation of Ontology: A Critical Analysis of Nicolai Hartmann[1], edition Digitized, Philosophy, Philosophical Library, published 2008, page 62:
      Hereness (Dasein) might be perhaps be called more expediently, Now-Being (Jetztsein), ...

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Used by Goethe and adopted by Hegel. Further adopted and reinterpreted by Martin Heidegger in his "Being and Time".

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