Being Qua the Alien. Heidegger’s Path on the Other Side of Ontology and Hermeneutics Cover Image

Bivstvovanje qua strano. Hajdegerov misaoni put s onu stranu ontologije i hermeneutike
Being Qua the Alien. Heidegger’s Path on the Other Side of Ontology and Hermeneutics

Author(s): Dragan Prole
Subject(s): Metaphysics, Epistemology, Contemporary Philosophy, Phenomenology, Hermeneutics, Ontology
Published by: Филозофски факултет, Универзитет у Новом Саду
Keywords: phenomenology; alien; ontology; alienation; estrangement;

Summary/Abstract: This article primarily considers the Michel Henry’s proposition that, after Descartes, we can speak of the subordination of ontology to phenomenology. ThTh e proposition of the phenomenalization of being can be acceptable if we choose Husserl’s philosophical program as a starting point, and not Heidegger’s. Heidegger’s unique attempt - while avoiding the trap of hierarchy, to avoid establishing the productive cooperation of ontology, phenomenology and newly formed logic in the form of hermeneutics in Being and Time - did not produce the results expected. The hermeneutically led “escape” from the tradition of conceptualizing being turned out to be unsuccessful. For Heidegger, parting with the tradition of metaphysics meant a departure from the tradition of appropriation, the basic hermeneutic approach on which all western rationality is built. Departing from appropriation, Heidegger’s demand of being is grounded on a step in the opposite direction. Emphasizing dispossession, i.e. alienation in relation to the customary and common, in Heidegger’s thought however turned out to be disputable because, in order to illustrate it indirectly, Heidegger depended exclusively on the experience of writing poetry. ThTh e author concludes that, together with rejection of the practical sphere as a result of its inherent technique of depersonalization, i.e. of the metaphysical product of subjectivization and systematic calculation, we necessarily block out also the demanded alienation. Namely, every estrangement, even that which is aimed at a new beginning to thinking, can take place only in the presence of demands that are related to real life in such a world, and not outside of it.

  • Issue Year: 2008
  • Issue No: 9
  • Page Range: 21-39
  • Page Count: 19
  • Language: Serbian