Ted Kisiel explains the new paradigm.
What lets meaningfulness
come about at all? In his briefest account, Sheehan provides a twoconcept
answer to this question, one from the very core of Being and Time
and the other from the core of the later Heidegger. What makes meaning
possible at all? The answer: die Lichtung , the lighted clearing that opens
a realm of intelligibility for the human being and demarcates its essentially
hermeneutic situation. But what then makes the clearing possible?
The answer: das Ereignis, the properizing event of appropriation that throws
us into the unique clearing of intelligibility into which we happen to find