If you really
want to know about the word "existence" (of apples in particular
) read up on "Fuzzy Logic". For general resolution of apparent dichotomies read Derrida on privileging
Oh, surely we all know that Derrida didn't and doesn't resolve anything
, much less the the dichotomies upon which his non-resolutions depend...
Wittgenstein, Russell's protege, ultimately rejected the paradox about "sets of all sets" as a linguistic abberation. Classical logic ignores the dynamic nature of semantic context which can shift the status of set membership, whereas fuzzy logic takes it on board and rejects the law of the excluded middle.
"Russel's protege", or even "ex-protege"? Really? That's how you introduce W. to the topic at hand? And then pretend that he was a proponent of "fuzzy logic"?
i'm beginning to believe that you don't understand Wittgenstein, at all...
The problem word is 'existence' which Heidegger argues can only be attributable to Daseins(humans who contemplate their own dynamic being). All other 'things' are transient functional extensions of such personal being. The 'becoming' is meaningless without the assumption of an observer whose 'existence' is founded on a concept of temporality.
And now a here's a real thowdown...Heidegger never argued for anything; if anything, he avoided argument at every point -- in favor of a prophetic mode.
Nonetheless, he also never described Dasein
, not Daseins
(the faux-plural is embarrassing), as an "observer", and neither did he -- nor would he, have described that state as one in which "humans contemplate their own dynamic being", nor would he have described Dasein
as "personal", nor would he have ascribed "thingness" to an extension of "observation" or "personal being", and finally, "personal beings" ("thingers", as JLN would like to pretend) are neither the ontological nor the ontic source of "thingness", "things", "objectivity", "objects", or ultimately, "beings", etc...
fresco, your lexicon is failing you, and your thesaurus is not adept at translating Heidegger...