See also: ontology


Literally means ‘Being-there’. Through the use of this expression, Heidegger calls to attention the fact that a human cannot exist or be taken into account without existing in context of a world with other things — “to be human is to be fixed, embedded, and immersed in the physical, literal, tangible day to day world”


Heidegger observes that because of technology, “all distances in time and space are shrinking” and “yet the hasty setting aside of all distances brings no nearness; for nearness does not consist in a small amount of distance.”

See also Tools for Conviviality, small technology


Values are just meaningless facts (hammer is for hammering). It leaves out information defining the relation of hammers to nails and the rest of the environment (readiness-to-hand)

See also: convex