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Being-in-the-World and Truth Revisited

Denis McManus

in Heidegger and the Measure of Truth

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199694877
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191745706 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694877.003.0008
Being-in-the-World and Truth Revisited

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This chapter makes explicit how Chapter 6's reflections shed light on Heidegger's notion of ‘Being-in-the-world’ and his remarks on truth. Among the worries that the chapter addresses are ones raised by Heidegger's critique of scepticism, by his claim that the notion of truth as correspondence is ‘founded’ in a different, and more primordial, form of truth, and by his remarks about the relationship between the real and the ideal. In the course of its discussion, the chapter considers the kinds of capacity that a creature might need to acquire in order to count as a form of Dasein and re-examines some themes from Chapter 4's discussion of McDowell. But the chapter also raises doubts about whether sense can be made of Heidegger's proposal that ‘“There is” truth only in so far as Dasein is’.

Keywords: Being-in-the-world; truth; assertion; proposition; scepticism; real; ideal; idealism; McDowell; Dasein

Chapter.  11131 words. 

Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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