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Lieutenant of the Nothing

Brent Adkins

in Death and Desire in Hegel, Heidegger and Deleuze

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print November 2007 | ISBN: 9780748627967
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652419 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627967.003.0004
Lieutenant of the Nothing

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This chapter examines Dasein's unique mode of temporality. It discusses Martin Heidegger's understanding of temporality in a way that is very different from both common conceptions of temporality and theoretical conceptions of temporality. The chapter provides a detailed analysis of Dasein as melancholic and the transcendental role that melancholia plays in Being and Time. It discusses Heidegger's argument that thinking of time as a series of nows is dependent on thinking of time as dependent on Dasein's existence as possibility.

Keywords: Dasein; temporality; Martin Heidegger; Being and Time; existence as possibility

Chapter.  7924 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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