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a fundamental concept in M. Heidegger’s existential analysis of human Dasein. Dasein, according to Heidegger, possesses the structure of care, because “in its being it is concerned about its very being” (Sein und Zeit, 1927, §4; ET: Being and Time, 1962, 1996). It projects itself onto possibilities from which it understands itself in its total existence (§31). And temporality is the “ontological meaning” of this care, because – against the tendency of Dasein to misunderstand itself as being just like intraworldly entit…

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Mesch, Walter, “Temporality”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 05 December 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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