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LOGOS A Journal, of Religion, Philosophy, Comparative Cultural Studies and Art


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Logos 94

:. Nerijus Stasiulis
       Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania




Heideggerian Ontology of Use

The article attemps to ponder the ontology of use. The utilitarian attitude which is essential to our time – whether seeking after use is appreciated or downgraded – is based on the ontology of the subject. We need to retrieve the authentic meaning of use by dint of switching from the ontology of the subject to the ontology of the Dasein. As is always the case in Heideggerian thought, the historical dimension is important. The turn to ontology relates to hearkening to the Greek and pre-Socratic sources of ontology. Here we shall interpret Heideggerian thinking about the ontological utterance which is probably the first one in the West – that of the only remaining fragment of Anaximander. Therein use reveals itself as the name of Being. We demonstrate how the structures which were formulated in Being and time are found in reflection over the beginning of Western ontology.


Key Words: nauda, utilitarizmas, Heideggeris, ontologija, būtis, uti.


The journal "LOGOS" is mainly devoted to scholarly studies in all areas of philosophy.
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