No Worries. Notes on Sorgue in Martin Heidegger Cover Image

Pas de souci. Remarques sur Sorge chez Martin Heidegger
No Worries. Notes on Sorgue in Martin Heidegger

Author(s): Alain Harly
Subject(s): Philosophy, Contemporary Philosophy, Existentialism, Clinical psychology, Psychoanalysis, Phenomenology
Published by: Presa Universitara Clujeana
Keywords: anxiety; care; death; desire; Other;

Summary/Abstract: The paper gives a psychoanalytic account on the notion of “care” as it is found in the Heideggerian work and as expressed by the German notion of Sorge. It starts with the observation that in today’s current discourse “care” became an all-purpose word designed to reassure anyone found in a difficult situation, indicating that all will be good. This simplified manner of defining “care” risks to devaluate its true value for the human being. The encounter with death is worrying in a deeper and more structural manner than that of a simple problem waiting to be solved. The paper tries to reinforce the value of “care” as being the reminder of this ultimate and unsolvable encounter with death, using Heidegger’s philosophy but also other philosophical sources. It than exploits the psychoanalytical implication of “care” as valued in philosophy, concluding that “care” may be understood as the very sign of our division, of our wanderings, of our singular way of being caught up in a desire which is fundamentally the desire of the Other, that is to say an unconscious desire.

  • Issue Year: XII/2022
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 67-86
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: French