Martin Heidegger on Conscience and its Implication for Social Morality

  • Peter Z Alawa


Martin Heidegger is a mystic reflecting on Being. He also believes that every man on being dumped on earth begins to create his essence through the choices he makes consequently upon his personal experiences. It means that one is subject to his own moral precepts. This naturally creates absolute moral subjectivism, and this is problematic. The question that naturally arises is how then can different individual men and woman have common understanding at the level of social cohesion and interaction? Questions of this sort generated by Heidegger’s position on human nature, vis-à-vis human essence and conscience; constitute the fundamental problems which our work is conscienced with.

LWATI: A Journal of Contemporary Research, 9(1), 325-333, 2012

Author Biography

Peter Z Alawa
Department of Philosophy, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria

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eISSN: 1813-2227