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Položaj etike u Heideggerovoj filozofiji
Position of Ethics in Heidegger’s Philosophy

Author(s): Anita Milićević
Subject(s): Philosophy
Published by: Naučnoistraživački institut »Ibn Sina«
Keywords: ethics; being-with; Being-in-the-world; pre-disposition

Summary/Abstract: In deliberating the problem of ethics in Heidegger’s philosophy it is important, above all, to determine what ethics itself is. It is not a system and a set of guidelines for a moral behaviour. We always find ourselves in some ethics, and hence we can denote it as a dis-position which precedes any system or conceptualisation. A pre-ethical attitude entails consciousness and reflexion on the very position of the subject in the world it finds itself in. Elevated to the reflexive level ethics thus becomes an attitude which involves the moment of intersubjectivity. The disposition in question is an ontological existential category in which being-with becomes aware of its postion in the world. Unlike the categories included in the epistemological system, the existential ones cannot be epistemologically determined. They are determined ontologically and belong to being-with as Being-inthe- world. It is just Being-in-the-world which becomes important when we deal with ethics problematic. This paper will attempt to show how around the existential category of concern (sorge) and Being-in-the-world an ethical network is intertwined in which Heidegger determines ethics as a pre-disposition.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 61-62
  • Page Range: 127-136
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Bosnian