Stayed up into the wee hours last night reading 'Being and Time' by Martin Heidegger.

Unique and anomalous in content and style when compared with almost any other philosophical endeavour, the guy has utterly reinvented the lexicon of ontology.

Being is time, and time is finite, God is irrelevant and we can only exist as an authentic and veracious being by having a real cognizance of our own death.

My brain is altricial still and thick with swampy computations so apologies that I haven't been as erudite here as I would have wished to be. If you have a few dozen hours spare, give it a gander.


" 'Body', 'soul', and 'spirit' may designate phenomenal domains which can be detached as themes for definite investigations; within certain limits their ontological indefiniteness may not be important. When, however, we come to the question of man's Being, this is not something we can simply compute by adding together those kinds of Being which body, soul, and spirit respectively possess--kinds of being whose nature has not as yet been determined. And even if we should attempt such an ontological procedure, some idea of the Being of the whole must be presupposed."