Morality In Martin Heidegger's Being And Time

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In Being and Time, Martin Heidegger attempts to answer the question of Being through disposition, understanding, and discourse. This disposition or “state of mind,” intertwines with an understanding of future possibilities and creates a discourse, that possesses the potential for communication and language. Moreover, Heidegger employs the Dasien Theory to addresses how humans interact with entities, through the three dimensions of care: thrownness, projection and fallenness (cite). This interaction provides a cohesive historical reference, as well as a present tense, and enables the individual to seize the numerous future possibilities based on these interpretations of entities. Heidegger’s theory is valid in that it describes how most humans learn, grow and communicate based on past and present interactions. However, I would like to suggest that Heidegger’s approach is predicated on the assumption of historical context, but what if such knowledge wasn’t available? Additionally, Heidegger assumes a projection of future possibilities based on past and present knowledge, but does he assume a stagnant future, where the possibilities remain the same, based on historical references? Heidegger claims the state of mind/disposition plays a significant role in the process of being in this world. This disposition describes the mood, not as an intentional physical or emotional state, but rather, as a determinant of what is important to us at certain points in time. Heidegger

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