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Difference, Ontological,
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a term introduced by M. Heidegger for the purpose of determining the relationship between being (Sein) and “beings” (das Seiende; Ontology). Although the term did not yet appear in Being and Time (Sein und Zeit, 1927) and was first introduced in the summer semester lecture series of 1928 and further elaborated in The Essence of Reasons (Vom Wesen des Grundes, 1929), in content it also relates to the conception of Heidegger's early main work. In it, the discovery of “beings” as they are encountered in the world is also set in relation to …

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Figal, Günter, “Difference, Ontological,”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 19 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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