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Dasein

Line breaks: Da¦sein
Pronunciation: /ˈdɑːzʌɪn
 
/

Definition of Dasein in English:

noun

[mass noun] Philosophy
(In Hegelianism) existence or determinate being; (in existentialism) human existence.
Example sentences
  • I am having a hard time linking Heidegger's view of modern technology with his early ideas of Dasein as a being that is primarily engaged with the world pragmatically.
  • The call of conscience is the call of care, and it comes from Dasein itself.
  • The meaning of Dasein is temporality and though Dasein is not homo sapiens, in German usage the category does tend to refer to human beings.

Origin

mid 19th century: German, from dasein 'exist', from da 'there' + sein 'be'.

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