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ESSENCE AND EXISTENCE
ticular

thing,
of presence

is to say as some
a Heideggerian

he

Rather,

nificant reference to that which constitutes

particular
reference

or

is, to Da-sein,
a specific
is making

that

in-the-world,

is there.

to the
quite nicely
is because
Ar
when

correspond
normally
of Was-sein.
This

concept
linguistic
ousia as ti, which
defines
he is not simply making

istotle

that

would

phenomenon

German

31

existing
to the fact

to the

some-thing
more
sig

and much

the identity of that which

or to the
is there,
is there,
that
is, to what
to be some-thing.
In Aristotle's
metaphysical

is perceived
framework,
then, on

thing

that

+ Da-sein?is
that quality
that defines
Was-sein
identity?
as
and very definite
and only after
first
things,
particular
as things
of
qua (some)
knowledge.
objects

tological
objects
wards

II

versus

Transcendentalism

The Problematic.

Phenomenalism:

In

that because
the Metaphysics,
Aristotle
is the ep
argues
knowledge
a
istemic
of
then
the
recognition
Was-sein,
particular
particular
to apperception
Was-sein
must
be present
before
knowl
necessarily
is possible.
edge
wise man
to seek
as

Therefore,
any

it is impossible
for
ingly for transcendental

posing

possible

answer

imagine
one were

to argue

ti) that
to this question,

for

the

realm
convinc

the

the source

answer,

then,

wings
as a form

answer,

namely,
in-the-world

purple,
referent.

enough
sight
of locomotion
for birds

and other

an actually-existing,
is a common
elephant

are

One pos
present?
to
be: It is possible
of course,
that
(supposing,

of knowledge).
This
type
little weight
carries
when
examined
against
because
each of the
comprehensive
thesis,

imagination

impressively
elements
of

(this is the import of

apperceptually
of course, would

with

elephant

however,

component
has
wings,

of specific-things

are not

a purple
to admit

of sophistry,
Aristotle's

wings
This

knowledge
the speculative

to have knowledge

the Aristotelian

color,

it is as useless
concludes,
outside
of the phenomenal

philosopher
Now
the substantiality
of this
knowledge.
is really
be
and
demonstrated
might
quite evident,
easily
by
a rather
almost
rhetorical
Is it
simple,
flippant
question:

thesis

sible

he

does

not

demonstrate

to the

zoo

in any way

and

elephant,
Purple
visitor,
flying
that

is a
and

things.
a truly