From: Mike Staples <mstaples@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 07 Apr 1998 10:43:32 -0700
Michael E. et al.,
When I say to myself that I know how (i.e., I know the part of me) that
is shallow and false, it seems to me that I know what I mean. I have
terms that seem to me to point to what I mean, as with the "real" or the
"meaningful" or the "true" or "my own" or the authentic, as opposed to
the not-real, the shallow, the false, the inauthentic.
We argue about what the specifics of each of these are, that perhaps
they have meanings that depend on who is using them, or technical
meanings that don't apply to this situation, or whatever. But I am
wondering what words you put to that sense of falseness and shallowness
you know to be "there" in yourself? Can this be reduced to a better term
or set of terms from a Heideggerian point of view -- i.e., the Clearing,
the Disclosivness of Dasein, the authentic relationship to death?
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