The Affects of Rhetoric and Reconceiving the Nature of Possibility
This chapter looks at the genesis of Heidegger’s reflections on affect, embodied speaking together, the nature of possibility and the critique of actuality, which form the soil in which the later existential analysis of Being and Time sinks its roots. These original reflections are to be found in the 1924 summer semester lecture course entitled Basic Concepts of Aristotelian Philosophy. On the basis of this, the chapter shows how the early lectures help us understand what happens to Heidegger’s reflections on affect, dynamis, and being together with others, shaping the development of his later critique of the metaphysics of actuality in both Being and Time and in the Contributions to Philosophy.
KeywordsAffect Potentiality Possibility Actuality Embodiment
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