Being, i.e. Being-possible. Contribution to Martin Heideggers Early Philosophy

Mateusz Waśko

This paper aims at analyzing one of the fundamental existentials of Heidegger’s phenomenology, namely the existential of possibility. I attempt to prove, that the fundamental function it performs in the Dasein dynamics is making-possible (Ermöglichung). Our starting point is Tugendhat’s interpretation of Heidegger’s possibility. It is an interesting reading, but it misses the ontological side of possibility. Secondly, I point out the relation between possibility and the existentials of meaning, project and interpretation. Meaning, which is the aim of Dasein project, serves as the framework of possibilities’ space. This space is articulated by interpretation and revealed as the world. I distinguish the world from a set of relations connecting some things, and I attempt to demonstrate it as the dynamic space which makes all these ontic relations and all Dasein referring possible. To sum up, makingpossible is seen as drawing the paths to entities.

DOI: 10.37240/AHFiMS.2020.65.16


Keywords: Heidegger · possibility · phenomenology · meaning · world · making-possible

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