Heidegger’s primordial temporality: a hermeneutical analysis of the phenomenology of time

Gallant, Emily-Jean (2014) Heidegger’s primordial temporality: a hermeneutical analysis of the phenomenology of time. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

This thesis explores the phenomenology of time according to Martin Heidegger by taking a hermeneutical detour through Saint Augustine‘s Confessions and Paul‘s Letters to the Thessalonians. In order to adequately discuss Heidegger‘s notion of time we first require a historical mediation, i.e., to go back to and interpret the time phenomenon by engaging in a hermeneutical analysis. Therefore, the method that Heidegger adopts (the hermeneutical situation) is the method that I adopt throughout. It is important to note that I will be conducting my own phenomenology, i.e., I will be phenomenologizing in an attempt to better understand the time phenomenon in relation to factical life experience. This allows me to discuss Heidegger‘s account of primordial temporality, the foundations of which can be hermeneutically uncovered in the past.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/6353
Item ID: 6353
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (pages 86-88).
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Philosophy
Date: May 2014
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Heidegger, Martin, 1889-1976; Hermeneutics--Religious aspects--Christianity; Augustine, Saint, Bishop of Hippo--Confessiones; Paul, the Apostle, Saint; Phenomenology; Time perspective; Ontology

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