Feb 9, 2010

Source: pdf file on GeorgeTown

“Authentic” (eigentlich) is one of Heidegger's favorite words, and it occurs throughout Being and Time in both technical and non-technical senses. Informally, and in ordinary speech, the word is emphatic and simply means really or actually. Thus Heidegger says early on that that which is to be ascertained (das Erfragte) in asking the question of being-namely, the meaning of being-is “what is really intended” (das eigentlich Intendierte) by the question (SZ: 5). [...]

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