By Xunwu Chen
One other Phenomenology of Humanity: A studying of A Dream of crimson Mansions is dedicated to constructing one other model of phenomenology of humanity—human nature, human inclinations and human desires—by taking A Dream of pink Mansions, the crown jewel of chinese language tradition, as its major literary paradigm of representation. The model of phenomenology of humanity at factor is a synthesis of the Confucian, Daoist, Buddhist and Western existentialist phenomenological debts of humanity—for instance, what's humanity, what make people as human, human nature, human emotions, human wants, 3 middle human existential pursuits, and 4 uncomplicated difficulties of human life.
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To the other subject, who is initially quite inaccessible’ unless these individuals are open and receptive towards one another (Heidegger 1927b: H124). But if one only grants that human beings live in an interrelational world of affective, conversational, practical understanding, then empathy can be a way of overcoming the contingent breakdowns in sociability (‘lack of intimacy’) even if social relations are distorted, inauthentic misunderstandings: ‘Empathy’ does not first constitute being-with: only on the basis of being-with does ‘empathy’ become possible: it gets its motivation from the lack of intimacy of the dominant modes of being-with.
Life is not a sequential process, and humans are constantly distracted, even spaced out, by the involvement with everyday concerns about making a living, avoiding the boss, pleasing the spouse and looking good in front of peers, friends and opponents, especially the latter. Likewise, each of these distinctions is schematized – applied and implemented – in its relationship to time as a whole with thrownness coming at us humans out of the past, understanding and interpretation projecting possibilities into the future and the present being grasped in the way humans bring 26 Empathy in the Context of Philosophy to language the declarations of commitments in authenticity or lack of it.
If Heidegger were to start on an account of introspection, it would be ‘positively structured’ (as Heidegger puts it) by a listening for the silent call of conscience (1927: H296). Such a listening has to quiesce the idle chatter of the inauthentic relations with others as well as the idle chatter that is owned as ‘mine’ by human existence (Dasein) and loosely described in everyday speech as an internal monologue streaming off within one’s head, commenting on everyone and everything that goes by.
Another Phenomenology of Humanity: A Reading of A Dream of Red Mansions by Xunwu Chen