JBSP Online: Nicolai Krejberg Knudsen on Ethics and Ontology in Heidegger’s Aristotle

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Hot off the press, Nicolai Krejberg Knudsen’s latest essay for the JBSP, published online in advance of the paper edition.

Nicolai Krejberg Knudsen – ‘Relationality and Commitment: Ethics and Ontology in Heidegger’s Aristotle’ (Originally published online: 7 February 2019)

Abstract: This article discusses the tension between social relationality and self-relationality central to Heidegger’s ontology of Dasein and the possible ways of reconciling this tension. Arguing that this is a tension between communicability and existential commitments, the article poses the question: How are existential commitments responsive to communication? After problematizing the quasi-Kantian and communitarian ways of settling the tension, the article uses Heidegger’s early reading of Aristotle to develop a third hermeneutic model of ethical relationality according to which existential commitments are shareable in communication, since ethos – the existential posture towards the good – arises out of pathos that exposes Dasein to coexistence. The account of ethical relationality found in Heidegger’s interpretation of Aristotle thus takes the world to be a shared and dynamic ontological condition and emphasize that the world constitutes selfhood in a way that is constantly at stake in ethical communication.

Full article: https://doi.org/10.1080/00071773.2019.1574218

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