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Questions of PhenomenologyLanguage, Alterity, Temporality, Finitude$
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Françoise Dastur

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780823233731

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823233731.001.0001

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Worldliness and Mortality

Worldliness and Mortality

Fink and Heidegger

(p.167) 15 Worldliness and Mortality
Questions of Phenomenology

Françoise Dastur

Robert Vallier

Fordham University Press

This chapter examines the philosophical reflections of Eugen Fink and Martin Heidegger regarding worldliness and mortality. For Fink, the problematic of finitude was inseparable from the problem of the worldliness of the world—that is, from the recognition of the non-thingly status of the world and of what he called “cosmological difference,” which is both different from and similar to Heideggerian ontological difference. Fink also developed the idea that death, along with work, the battle for domination, love, and play, properly characterize the humanity of humans. The chapter considers the difficulty of thinking the cosmological difference on the model of the ontological difference, along with Fink's argument that the relations to being and the relations to the world are not the same thing—in other words, cosmology must encompass ontology rather than the inverse.

Keywords:   worldliness, Eugen Fink, Martin Heidegger, mortality, finitude, cosmological difference, ontological difference, death, cosmology, ontology

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