Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Being and Story-Telling on the unremarked background; like the young fish in David Foster Wallace's commencement speech.
It is also interesting to note that Martin has no answer to the question, "but where does this meaning come from?" All Martin does in Division 1 is to sketch out the experience that grounds the fact that Da-sein and world have meaning. Likewise, Martin is not interested with impossible questions like "why is there something rather than nothing?" There is no answer to this "why." Instead, Martin is interested in how the word "being" is understood in our everyday lives. The word "being" is so familiar that for the most part I don't even notice using it. And precisely because the meaning of being is so transparent and well-understood for me, to make the meaning explicit is the most difficult thing to do.
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