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character of a region. By reason of such an involvement, the ready-to-hand becomes something which we can come across and ascertain as having form and direction.] noted. [shapes] u/l: Gestalt. [The answer to the question of who Dasein is,]: The mistake is to ask the question. [constantly] u/l: absolutely. [constancy] u/l: absoluteness. [‘failure to stand by itself’] u/l: ‘non-absoluteness’. See p. 369. [But if the Self is conceived ‘only’ as a way of Being of this entity, this seems tantamount to volatilizing the real ‘core’ of Dasein. Any apprehensiveness however which one may have about this gets its nourishment from the perverse assumption that the entity in question has at bottom the kind of Being which belongs to something present-at-hand, even if one is far from attributing to it the solidity of an occurrent corporeal Thing.]: Yes—but how does this ‘perverse assumption’ arise? And how does it cease? Answer: it arises in asking the question Who? It ceases in seeing that it arises in asking the question Who? [‘them’] u/l: i.e. one. [The entity which is essentially constituted by Being-inthe-world is itself in every case its ‘there’. According to the familiar signification of the word, the ‘there’ points to a ‘here’ and a ‘yonder’. The ‘here’ of an ‘I-here’ is always understood in relation to a ‘yonder’ ready-to-hand, in the sense of a Being towards this ‘yonder’—a Being which is de-severant, directional, and concernful. Dasein’s existential spatiality, which thus determines its ‘location’, is itself grounded in Being-in-the-world. The “yonder” belongs definitely to something encountered within-the-world. ‘Here’ and ‘yonder’ are possible only in a ‘there’—that is to say, only if there is an entity which has made a disclosure of spatiality as the Being of the ‘there’. This entity carries in its ownmost Being the character of not being closed off. In the expression ‘there’ we have in view this essential disclosedness, this entity (Dasein), together with the Beingthere of the world, is ‘there’ for itself.]: For the dependence of ‘here’ (idha) & ‘yonder’ (huraµ) upon ‘there’ (tattha),


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