Primordial Freedom: The Authentic Truth of Dasein in Heidegger’s ‘Being and Time’

JVF Conference Papers

The point of this essay will be to show that Being and Time itself is fundamentally concerned with the problem of freedom, more so perhaps than with the problems of being or time! One might even say that primordial freedom is the meaning of the unifying “and” of Being and Time, and hence more fundamental than either of the two concepts considered alone. Furthermore, an analysis of Heidegger’s conception of freedom in Being and Time will make it easier to understand the meaning behind the later Heidegger’s ubiquitous insistence that the essence of truth is freedom.

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