Being and Time
by Heidegger, Martin (1962)
In the 'physical' assertion that 'the hammer is heavy' we overlook not only the tool-character of the entity we encounter, but also something that belongs to any ready-to-hand equipment : its place. Its place becomes a matter of indifference. This does not mean that what is present-at-hand loses its 'location' altogether. But its place becomes a spatia-temporal position, a 'world-point', which is in no way distinguished from any other. This implies not only that the multiplicity of places of equipment ready-to-hand within the confines of the environment becomes modified to a pure multiplicity of positions, but that the entities of the environment are altogether released from such confinement [entschrankt] . The aggregate of the present-at-hand becomes the theme. (p.413)
KeywordsHeidegger, Skills, Meaning, Twentieth Century, Dasein, Being, Phenomenology
ThemesBeing and Time , Heidegger Citations
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