chapter  6
Heidegger’s questioning of be-ing
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The aim of this chapter is to fi nally fl esh out the detail of a coherent theory of experience on the phenomenological ‘side’ of existence, as this sits in relation to the pragmatic ‘side.’ Achieving this means following Heidegger further along his way of phenomenology to arrive at an understanding of the formal phenomenological concepts he suggests, which relate across the ontological diff erence to nondestructed pragmatic concepts. This pathway is defi ned by his questioning of being, which is initially approached via the question of the meaning of beinghere and is then addressed by the question of the truth of be-ing. Both questions are of the question of being, culminating in his notion of the place of be-ing. So Heidegger moves from a focus on being-here as being-in-the-world, analogously comprehended as time-space, to the opening of this opening, the truth of be-ing, the fourfold of mortals and gods, earth and sky. These four exist in temporal tension, opening being-here, the clearing. At the heart of this fourfold is the belonging of logos and physis, of word and nature, of who and world, as onefold place of being. It is here that we dwell, and as dwellers we build – a building which is both phenomenological and pragmatic, poiesis and techne, utilizing the passageway of the ontological diff erence. Such is a coherent theory of experience – off ering a new way of illuminating the problem of educational confusion.