A Study on the Sense of Understanding in Terms of Existentialism
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- Investigation, Dasein, Sense of understanding, Existentialism, State-of- mind.
Understanding and state-of-mind must inevitably have their basis of the lifeworld, the world of “being-in-the-world”. As a state-of-mind, understanding is not a transcendental apprehension or comprehension as a gift given by God; it is constructed in the being-in-the-world, formed in a fabric of relationships of the lifeworld. Based upon this being-in-the-world, understanding in its everyday life, proximally and for the most part, does not know the distinction between cognitive subject and cognized objects. An understanding in Heideggerian sense is not necessarily explicit, definite, specific, or thematic. “One determines the nature of entities in their Being without necessarily having the explicit concept of the meaning (understanding; added) of Being at one’s disposal. Otherwise there could have been no ontological knowledge heretofore” (BT, 27). However, this character of an understanding has already played the function of leadership to the being of entities.
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TY - CONF AU - Shaohua Zhang PY - 2016/01 DA - 2016/01 TI - A Study on the Sense of Understanding in Terms of Existentialism BT - Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Humanities and Social Science PB - Atlantis Press SP - 359 EP - 363 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/hss-26.2016.58 DO - 10.2991/hss-26.2016.58 ID - Zhang2016/01 ER -