Chapter V: Time and Mode of Being
Chapter V Time and Mode of Being § 27. Introductory Remarks Concerning Concrete Time We have thus far conducted the existential analyses in such generality that our concepts of being extend beyond the realm of the real world – which is of particu- lar interest to us here. As a consequence, we have not yet touched at all on some existential moments, and it is precisely for this reason that we could not capture the full modes of being by means of the eight concepts adduced above. For one, we have heretofore dealt with the issue as if time had no influence at all on an en- tity’s mode of being, hence, as if “being-in-time” or “temporality [Zeitlich-Sein]” on the one hand, and “atemporality [Zeitlos-Sein]” on the other, had no bearing on the existence of the entity itself, but only determined the entity along some formal or material lines.680 The question arises as to whether the opposite is not in fact the case, whether therefore “being-in-time” does not belong to the innermost core of the mode of being.681 The question at issue here does not belong to a general theory of time or to a general theory of existence, but is rather a problem which in this context – where we examine the ontological problem of the existence of the real world – is of vital interest to us. For – true or not! – the real world as we grasp it in pre-philosophical, everyday experience appears to be organized in such a peculiar fashion that...
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