The Mystery of Man as he Takes Place In and Comprehends the Mystery of Being in Heidegger’s Ontology

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This work is the result of a long-standing interest in Heidegger's thinking. For extended periods of time I have immersed myself in his works in the endeavor to understand that which in the beginning seemed impenetrable. This work does not claim to be anything more than a hermeneutic of Heidegger's thinking. It is a creative and original appropriation of Heidegger's understanding of the mystery of man as he is bestowed to himself in and through the mystery of Being, that is, as he takes his place in and comprehends beingness within the very dynamis of the possibility of Being-free in openness to the mystery.
Notwithstanding, I have followed closely Heidegger's thinking. Moreover, throughout this work I have always striven to faithfully express an understanding that is commensurable with Heidegger's texts and philosophy. When appropriate I sacrificed the creative act and process, and attuned myself so that I might always hear and render Heidegger's meaning. The fruit of this work is essentially a dialogue with Heidegger. Indeed, it is a dialogue that has brought me solace, understanding, and joy. Most importantly, this work has revealed to me another and deeper dimension of the foundational meaning of care.
Original languageEnglish
TypeDissertation Submitted to the University at Albany, State University of New York
PublisherUniversity at Albany, Department of Humanistic Studies, 1998
Number of pages564
Place of PublicationAlbany, New York
Publication statusPublished - 1998


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