Heidegger

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  • 1. 
    What does Heidegger believe about the words “to be”?
    • A. 

      To be is to exist physically

    • B. 

      To be is all about entities and their properties

    • C. 

      To be has been focused on too much in philosophy

    • D. 

      It has been misunderstood by western philosophy since the time of Plato

  • 2. 
    Which of the following statements is true?
    • A. 

      Heidegger agrees with Kant and Kierkegaard that a person is a subject

    • B. 

      Heidegger agrees with Kierkegaard that a person can be an object

    • C. 

      Heidegger says that Kant and Hegel miss the ontological character of Dasein’s Being

    • D. 

      Heidegger says that Kierkegaard’s idea of Self as a task is incorrect

  • 3. 
    Which of the following statements about Heidegger’s thought is untrue?
    • A. 

      Like Camus, he believed that accepting one’s condition of absurdity, however limiting it may be, is itself liberating.

    • B. 

      Like Sartre, his version of existentialism overcomes Cartesian dualism.

    • C. 

      He states that anxiety individualizes Dasein.

    • D. 

      He states that, from anxiety, Dasein must choose between authenticity and inauthenticity.

  • 4. 
    Heidegger turns to the term Dasein in his attempt to discern the meaning of Being in response to Plato’s search for truth. What does Heidegger conclude about Dasein and Being? 
    • A. 

      Dasein understands essence as being the sole function of Being

    • B. 

      Dasein has a pre-ontological understanding of Being as part of its essence

    • C. 

      Dasein and Being can only be understood through Plato’s methods of searching for truth

    • D. 

      Dasein and Being have no relation to one another

  • 5. 
    What does Heidegger refer to as the event of appropriation and what would be the result?
    • A. 

      Understanding our natural place in the world which results in peace of mind and with the world.

    • B. 

      Understanding time and presencing which results in understanding our place in the world.

    • C. 

      Coming to accept ourselves and others as a Being which results in socially beneficial actions.

    • D. 

      The event where one comes to self-actualizing which results in them becoming masters of the world.

  • 6. 
    Heidegger suggests that the analysis to understand the meaning of the Being should proceed in two stages. What are the two stages?
    • A. 

      1) Watch and observe the “average everydayness” of the Dasein. 2) Ask what it would be for the Dasein to exist and understand itself authentically.

    • B. 

      1) Watch and observe the “average everydayness” of the Dasein 2) Determine why the Dasein lives in such a way

    • C. 

      1) Observe the development of the Dasein by itself, as its own entity 2) Determine why the Dasein develops in that manner.

    • D. 

      1) Analyze the how the Dasein comes to acknowledge its Being 2) Ask what it would be for the Dasein to exist and understand itself authentically

  • 7. 
    What were the existentialists seeking?
    • A. 

      To understand God.

    • B. 

      To understand themselves.

    • C. 

      To understand the meaning of being.

    • D. 

      To understand if there was other life in the universe.

  • 8. 
    How does Heidegger explain CARE -  the phenomenon that lies at the root of Dasein's Being?
    • A. 

      Being out of the world.

    • B. 

      Engaging with entities encountering things that are not of this world.

    • C. 

      Being behind all possibilities.

    • D. 

      The ontological structure that makes everyday concerns for projects possible.

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