The dialectical nature of the event in Heidegger and the function of narration


  • Alessandro Alfieri Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia, Università degli Studi di Roma “Tor Vergata”


Enowning, Narrative construction, Dialectic, Always-already, World disclosure


Martin Heidegger’s thought about the concept of Ereignis (“Enowning”), is one of the most controversial ad theoretical problematic point of his speculation. From Contributions to Philosophy (From Enowning), this essay wants to highlight the intrinsic dialectical connotation of this notion, which rather than indicates exclusively (as we might think) an absolute fracture, always presupposes a dimension of continuity and proximity, through which only it can have a sense. Indeed it is so because the Enowning establishes the Lichtung (the “glade”), the horizon within we are “always-already”, and from which we can understand an event as Enowning. That proximity is the possibility for one narrative construction, necessary for comprehending and explaining it. These manners will meet the reflections of other two authors of Twentieth Century : Gilles Deleuze and Juri M. Lotman, who will be useful to understand better the philosophical complexity of Ereignis.



How to Cite

Alfieri, Alessandro. “The Dialectical Nature of the Event in Heidegger and the Function of Narration”. Acta Philosophica 22, no. 1 (March 1, 2013): 59–72. Accessed July 24, 2024.