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(2015) Heidegger in the twenty-first century, Dordrecht, Springer.

The ambiguity of being

Andrew Haas

pp. 9-22

In the twenty-first century, philosophy still needs to raise the question of the meaning of being. We therefore, follow Heidegger's return to Parmenides—for being is neither a being nor a concept; rather, it is an essentially ambiguous universal. Being's ambiguity allows us to understand both why it withdraws from thought and why there is something rather than nothing. The problem for philosophy then becomes: How can we think the original ambiguity of being without disambiguating it? Heidegger's answer—ironically or not—is by not thinking it.

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DOI: 10.1007/978-94-017-9679-8_2

Full citation:

Haas, A. (2015)., The ambiguity of being, in T. Georgakis & P. J. Ennis (eds.), Heidegger in the twenty-first century, Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 9-22.

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