Tuesday, January 01, 2013
The Borneo Post on being and learning.
[W]hen we walk on the beach and come across a shell and marvel at its intricate shape and delicateness, we may find linguistic expression regarding its elegant appearance. When a poet writes eloquently about the beauty of dawn, literary studies of the poem ponder on the conception of its text.
In essence, Heidegger’s ‘Being and Time’ focuses on ontological enquiries on the being of entities. In other words, ‘being’ is not a being, or a particular phenomenon we encounter in our active engagement with the world. We arrive at our concept of it by gradual impressions from our encounters with specific beings, which brings me to the context of ‘being’ in learning and teaching.
Surely Heidegger wouldn't agree with the empiricist explanation here.
He wouldn't have, but that's part of the charm of the Bornean and other interpretations. The further afield the interpretation, the more he's intrinsically concealed.
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