Situation and Limitation: Making Sense of Heidegger on Thrownness

European Journal of Philosophy 22 (1):61-81 (2014)
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: As Heidegger acknowledges, our understanding is essentially situated and so limited by the context and tradition into which it is thrown. But this ‘situatedness’ does not exhaust Heidegger's concept of ‘thrownness’. By examining this concept and its grammar, I develop a more complete interpretation. I identify several different kinds of finitude or limitation in our understanding, and touch on ways in which we confront and carry different dimensions of our past
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DOI 10.1111/j.1468-0378.2011.00471.x
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