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- (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 (Philosophy), Digitized edition, Philosophical Library, published 2008, page 62:
- Hereness (Dasein) might be perhaps be called more expediently, Now-Being (Jetztsein), ...
Used by Goethe and adopted by Hegel. Further adopted and reinterpreted by Martin Heidegger in his "Being and Time".