Heideggerian ruminations on being and presence
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Citation (published version)Daniel Dahlstrom. 2019. "Heideggerian Ruminations on being and presence." Gatherings, Volume 19, pp. 155-57, 168-69.
As Aristotle puts it, ‘being’ (used interchangeably with ‘existence’ here) is said in many ways, including many opposing ways. Potentialities exist precisely as potentialities for specific actualities but the potentialities and the respective actualities for which they are potentialities are not identical to one another, even though they are determinable only in terms of one another (e.g., the acorn and the mature oak, the glass before and after shattering). In this sense being exceeds the exclusive disjunction of potentialities and their respective actualities.