In the fifth part of his 7-part blog, Critchley examines the mood that serves to reveal “the self in stark profile for the first time”: anxiety (Angst), which Heidegger calls a basic or fundamental mood (Grundstimmung).
“Anxiety makes its appearance in Division 1, Chapter 6, where Heidegger is seeking to define the being of Dasein as what he calls “care” (Sorge). It would take many more blog entries than I have at my disposal to lay out in adequate detail the structure and meaning of care. But we can get more than a hint by looking at anxiety.”
Read Being and Time, part 5: Anxiety in full here at Guardian Cif belief.
Simon Critchley is the author of Ethics-Politics-Subjectivity: Derrida, Levinas and Contemporary Thought – part of set 4 of our Radical Thinkers series.