Being and Time
by Heidegger, Martin (1962)
When we concern ourselves with something, the entities which are most closely ready-to-hand may be met as something unusable, not properly adapted for the use we have decided upon. The tool turns out to be damaged, or the material unsuitable. In each of these cases equipment is here, ready-to-hand. We discover its unusability, however, not by looking at it and establishing its properties, but rather by the circumspection of the dealings in which we use it. When its unusability is thus discovered, equipment becomes conspicuous. (p.102)
KeywordsHeidegger, Skills, Meaning, Twentieth Century, Dasein, Being, Phenomenology
ThemesBeing and Time , Heidegger Citations
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