International Studies in Phenomenology and Philosophy

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Affectivity and temporality in Heidegger

Jan Slaby(Institute of Philosophy, Ruhr-Universität Bochum)

pp. 183-206


Heidegger's conception of affectivity, as developed for the most part in Being and Time, is reconstructed here with an emphasis on the temporal character of affectivity. While a good number of philosophers of emotion have borrowed from Heidegger's approach, few have so far taken the temporal character of findingness [Befindlichkeit] into account. This paper has three main parts. The first part revisits the standard reading of Heideggerian affectivity, the second reconstructs the conception of "originary temporality' at the core of Division II of Being and Time, while the third section undertakes an interpretation of the way Heidegger construes affectivity as various modes of the "ecstatic temporalizing of Dasein'. The main orientation of the paper is reconstructive. However, some implications for the philosophical study of emotion will be highlighted in the conclusion.

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Ubiali Marta, Wehrle Maren (2015). Feeling and value, willing and action: essays in the context of a phenomenological psychology, Springer, Dordrecht.

Pages: 183-206

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-10326-6_11

Full citation:

Slaby Jan (2015). Affectivity and temporality in Heidegger, in M. Ubiali & M. Wehrle (eds.), Feeling and value, willing and action, Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 183-206.