Religion Past and Present

Get access
Search Results: Prev | 1 of 60 |

Fundamental Ontology
(465 words)

[German Version]

is a term, analogous to “fundamental philosophy” and “fundamental theology,” coined by M. Heidegger in order to characterize the philosophical program of his main work Sein und Zeit (1927; ET: Being and Time). Heidegger was concerned with clarifying the possibility of ontology; only when this has been worked out can the question of Being, which Heidegger understood as the basic question of Western philosophy, be asked explicitly and without unexplained assumptions. In this spirit, Heidegger points out that all ontology is based on t…

Cite this page
Figal, Günter, “Fundamental Ontology”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 20 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_08042>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



▲   Back to top   ▲