From: Henk van Tuijl <Henk.van.Tuijl@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 03 Feb 1997 12:43:52 +0100
> Cologne, 3 February 1997
> Reading SZ §60 "The existenzial structure of the possibility of being oneself
> evidenced by conscience" once again, the inadequacy of rendering Eigentlichkeit
> and Entschlossenheit as 'authenticity' and 'resoluteness' hits me in the eye.
> (I'm not being original in noticing that, of course.)
> The 'eigen' in Eigentlichkeit points first and foremost to 'own', as far as I
> can see, and not to 'proper'. Ownness is the possibility of being one self,
> individually, i.e. indivisibly, non-substituteably, in radical singularity.
'Ownness' does also point to the fact that 'Dasein' can win or loose
(cf. Sein und Zeit, 42) - and therefore owns itself in a certain way.
in this light 'eigentliches, dass heisst sich zueigen [sein]' (ibid.,
can also be read as 'eigentliches, das heisst sich zueignen'.
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