On Friday we ended up talking about time, and we considered how we talk about time in our everyday lives. I want to propose that maybe thinking of time and language a bit differently can help us understand Heidegger a bit more clearly. Maybe if we understand the language and our use of language, it’ll be easier to understand things. So just to open this up for discussion, does time pertain to actions (as in it’s the “time of planting”) or do actions pertain to time (as in it’s “time to plant”)? Has our way of thinking about language been preventing us from fully understanding what Heidegger is attempting to say?
[Very lightly edited to enhance readability -TT]