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Alam Shah, S., & Sadiq Ali Khan, M. (2012). UNDERSTANDING HEIDEGGER’S CONCEPTION OF BEING: A SCIENTIFIC CASE STUDY. Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 51(2), 77–97. Retrieved from https://www.jsshuok.com/oj/index.php/jssh/article/view/211


Being the philosopher of first rank, Heidegger challenged the western traditional philosophy as a whole. While, his originality and philosophical depth lies within his philosophical interpretation and depth analysis of the sense of Being. In order to construe Heidegger’s notion or way towards Being, it would be indispensable to go into depth of sense thoroughly. Following this, we would like to formulate our analysis of sense of Being round the certain points. We would discuss Heidegger’s path towards understanding the sense of Being; his notion of destruction of traditional and western ontology.

Heidegger’s challenge to western ontology is a radical analysis of Human existence, through which he would rejuvenate his conception of Being in his early work Sein un Zeit. In one of the section of Being and Time; the destruction of ontology, he proposes the novel interpretation of History of western philosophy with reference to (the question of meaning of) Being. However, the term destruction does not mean a solely negative assault. But it rather recommends discovering and opening the manifold alternatives, and whole course rooted in the history. This rediscovered history would lead the fresh intellect to revisit the sense of Being in its historical background.

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