• Mariano Álvarez Gómez


The essay tries to clarify Heidegger´s view of action, and subsequently knowlege, in Being and Time, with regard to an original level of man´s relationship with things. The standard dimensions of theory and practice and their corresponding reflexivity are referred back to the previous and - fundamental level of "looking for" and "caring for" the thing of the world-around-. The intimacy between man and things as instruments is considered as the origin of other intentional forms of knowledge. Every instrument is essentially "for the purpose of" (um zu) doing something, i.e., purposeful, and this purposefulness has within its very structure a reference to that for which it serves a purpose. Referred beyond itself to a task-to-be-accomplished, the instrument, in company with other instruments, resides in a pattern of references which constitutes the instrument as purposefull, therefore as an instrument. The ontological structure of the istrument, then, is characterized by its reference beyond itself by reason of its insertion into a total purposeful pattern. It is the task-to-be-accomplished which constitutes the unity of this pattern, and the task itself becomes an instrument inserted into a still broader pattern which constitutes the total unity of preoccupation (Besorgen).


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Álvarez Gómez, M. (1991). TRANSPARENCIA DE LA ACCIÓN EN ’SER’ Y ’TIEMPO’. Daimon Revista Internacional de Filosofia, (3), 35–50. Recuperado a partir de