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The ontology of culture - Way-markers

McHoul, A. (1999) The ontology of culture - Way-markers. Humanitas, 12 (2). pp. 88-103.

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This essay works towards a rough explication of the ontic-ontological difference as it emerges in the early chapters of Heidegger’s Being and Time. It then goes on to use that difference to open up a possible ontology of culture. If the cultural disciplines are both ontically oriented and cannot “see” the ontic–ontological difference—and Heidegger tells us this in so many words—what alternative version of culture becomes available to an ontologically-oriented investigation that is aware of the difference?

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Media, Communication and Culture
Publisher: National Humanities Institute
Copyright: 1999 National Humanities Institute
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