Dasein and inter-esse, or how event is design



Dasein, design, event, space


I provide an insight into Being’s self-realization, emphasizing inter-esse as event as a twofold designal quality in resoluteness and a propensity toward the other. Primarily working on Henk Oosterling’s Premsela lecture, I consider Dasein as an event realized through what Oosterlink captures as the inter-esse, a realization of firstly unreflective everydayness and secondly one’s craftsmanship which fills the spaces between individuals. Being becomes self-reflexive through intersections; inter-esse’s disclosiveness is the event in dwelling. Dwelling makes possible an intersection of existence – a realization of everyday life and of encountering both the human and nonhuman other – that fundamentally equates Dasein with design. This I argue creates a pivotal perspective to consider how shared reality is fundamentally a shaping of one’s existence in the world, how existence is a designing of the world. Space constitutes the event for which Being discloses itself, that Dasein re-understands itself through this designal quality.

Author Biography

Anton Heinrich Rennesland, Department of Philosophy, University of Santo Tomas

Anton Heinrich Rennesland is a PhD researcher and faculty member of the Department of Philosophy, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, the Philippines. He is a managing editor of Kritike: An Online Journal of Philosophy, and his research specializations are Friedrich Nietzsche, Peter Sloterdijk, and Comparative/Multicultural Philosophy.


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