What is Spoken of when We Speak about Being


τὰ ὄντα ἰέναι τε πάντα καὶ μένειν οὐδέν: Another look at being, asking what a interlocutor means to show by saying they feel themselves to be something. An ambiguity of the verb "to be" is disambiguated to reveal that it can be meant to show what something is and a process of being something. The relationship between being and essence is made by describing engagement through the encounter, giving us a non-exhaustive account of something's essence. Practice is then understood as a process within a social context where humans form the senses in which one can be, with their possibilities informed by encounters with what is substantive of those senses. The resulting implications with regards to authenticity, social belonging, and anthropology are briefly discussed.



External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

  • Only published works are available at libraries.

Similar books and articles

Can God speak? Does God speak?Philip L. Quinn - 2001 - Religious Studies 37 (3):259-269.
Knowing that I am thinking.Alex Byrne - 2008 - In Anthony E. Hatzimoysis (ed.), Self-Knowledge. Oxford University Press.
Dao and Process.Frank J. Hoffman - 2002 - Asian Philosophy 12 (3):197 – 212.
Introducing The Spoken Exam!Paul J. Medeiros - 2017 - Teaching Philosophy 40 (1):37-55.
Novalis. Een fragment over de taal.Samuel Ijsseling - 1971 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 33 (4):636 - 658.
Le logos du sophiste. Image et parole dans le Sophiste de Platon.Felipe Ledesma - 2009 - Elenchos: Rivista di Studi Sul Pensiero Antico 30 (2):207-254.


Added to PP

167 (#77,098)

6 months
42 (#32,006)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author's Profile

Niel Bezrookove
Ludwig Maximilians Universität, München

Citations of this work

No citations found.

Add more citations

References found in this work

Philosophical investigations.Ludwig Wittgenstein & G. E. M. Anscombe - 1953 - Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 161:124-124.
Tractatus logico-philosophicus.Ludwig Wittgenstein - 1922 - Filosoficky Casopis 52:336-341.
Uber Sinn und Bedeutung.Gottlob Frege - 1892 - Zeitschrift für Philosophie Und Philosophische Kritik 100 (1):25-50.
Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus.Ludwig Wittgenstein - 1956 - Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia 12 (1):109-110.

View all 11 references / Add more references