Dasein and Others: Heidegger's Ontology of Intersubjectivity

Lawrence Hass
1988 Auslegung a Journal of Philosophy  
Martin Heidegger's existential analytic in Being and Time articulates the essential structures and characteristics of Dasein in the endeavor to elucidate the nature of Being in general. As such Heidegger is led to offer an ontology of intersubjectivity, i.e., an account of the essential structures of Dasein's interaction with others. I argue in this essay that Heidegger's depiction of the two intersubjective existentiala-"Being-with" and the "they" with all their attendant modes and features-is
more » ... des and features-is an inadequate characterization of the range of interpersonal life. 1 explicate and explore in the spirit of Heidegger a further existentiale, "Being-questioned", as a required addition to Being and Time. Being-questioned at once challenges Heidegger's position that authenticity is an individual project necessarily occurring in the absence of other people and allows for a richer and thus more plausible ontology of human interaction. Dasein and Others: Heidegger's Ontology of Intersubjectivity AUNLHUHK, Vol lf>. No 1
doi:10.17161/ajp.1808.9199 fatcat:vagjp5pfbng7bkm3i7xn5j2sa4