Being as ‘Having-been’

  • Joshua Spier


This chapter contemplates how a university educator’s own living past is always in play, whether consciously or not. Who and how a person has already-been in the world continually reach them beyond the measurable time and space of historical experiences, influencing their everyday experiences and ways of being as an educator. This chapter also discusses how an educator’s ‘having-been’ and ‘not-having-been’ can sometimes be seen by others as a matter of concern. This chapter draws on Heidegger’s notion of ‘having-been-ness’ to illuminate variable ways that educators are always relating to their own having-been.


Lived time Having-been-ness (GewesenheitHeidegger Living past University educators Historicality/historicise 


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  • Joshua Spier
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  1. 1.College of Education, Psychology and Social WorkFlinders UniversityAdelaideAustralia

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