Definitions

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  • n. The quality of being thingly.

Etymologies

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thingly +‎ -ness

Examples

  • And ultimately it becomes a mere questioning after the "thingliness" (Seiendheit) of things (Seienden), which as οὐσία becomes ἐνέργεια in Aristotle and ἰδέα in the philosophy of Plato.

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  • And the key to this drastic and fateful change in the history of western philosophy from a consideration of the being of things (Sein des Seienden) to a consideration of the "thingliness" of things (Seiendheit des Seienden) is, at least in the case of Plato, to be found in the second meaning of being which Heidegger found among the Greeks, the aspect of being as appearance.

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • Thus he notes that the philosophers after the great thinkers Parmenides and Heraclitus cease asking after being itself (Sein selbst); such philosophers as Plato and Aristotle, on the way to determining the being of things (Sein des Seienden), ground this being upon the "thingliness" of things (Seiendheit des Seienden).

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • And ultimately it becomes a mere questioning after the "thingliness" (Seiendheit) of things (Seienden), which as οὐσία becomes ἐνέργεια in Aristotle and ἰδέα in the philosophy of Plato.

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • The second chapter continues in this vein, opening with another declaration of the passivity and thingliness of commodities:

    Roughtheory.org

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