Title

Martin Heidegger's theory of understanding

Date of Publication

1992

Document Type

Master's Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Philosophy

Subject Categories

Philosophy

College

College of Liberal Arts

Department/Unit

Philosophy

Thesis Adviser

Florentino Timbreza

Defense Panel Chair

Magdalena Villaba

Defense Panel Member

Gary Castro
Jimmy Guevara

Abstract/Summary

The meaning of being can become transparent only through the analytic of Dasein. Since to be Dasein is to understand, the task of interpreting Heidegger's theory of understanding becomes the more fundamental issue. Our interpretation of Heidegger's theory of understanding recaptured the thought that it is impossible to understand something without understanding how to perform various actions on various entities. To understand how to do something, however, one must be capable of acting in order to reach an end conversely, one must understand how to do a range of things. To act in order to reach an end is to act so as to reach some future possibility of oneself. A such, understanding is always holistic, entailing a wide variety of entities and purposeful actions. A standardization of functions results in a community of beings who establish standard ends and communally shared ways of achieving those ends. Assertions, which are communally shared ways of achieving ends, can be true or false only insofar as they have roles within the purposive behavior of Dasein.

Abstract Format

html

Language

English

Format

Print

Accession Number

TG02852

Shelf Location

Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F Henry Sy Sr. Hall

Physical Description

123 leaves

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