Importance of art in authenticating Dasein


Thesis Type: Postgraduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi, Graduate School of Social Sciences, Turkey

Approval Date: 2006

Student: EMİNE YASEMİN ŞENYURT

Supervisor: AHMET İNAM

Abstract:

The aim of this thesis is to try to establish a relationship between Heidegger̕s thought on authenticity and art, and to show the role of art in authentic being of Dasein. Dasein̕s being authentic depends on Dasein̕s revealing of itself as itself. In this respect art plays an important role in revealing Dasein as itself. Thus, the relation between art and authenticity can be based on alethia which is the revealing of being as itself. At the same time art plays an important role in authenticating Dasein by its world-disclosing feature as it allows Dasein̕s own world to reveal itself in its own way.