Heidegger is not consistent, but according to him there are either three or four necessary and basic ontological structures of human existence: understanding (Verstehen), discourse (Rede), fallenness (Verfallenheit), and attunement (Befindlichkeit).
Attunement is an ontological structure that manifests itself ontically through mood.
Martin Heidegger's discussion of mood or attunement (Stimmung) is a useful starting point.
By implication a lack of attunement is a mood that is neither bad nor good.
Heidegger postulates that Dasein's attunement refers to the way one is already positioned and disposed in the world when one's Being already matters.
In the case of bad dreams, through Martha's circumspective concern, what she encounters in her dream world is affecting her and is affected by her as life matters to her, life that is lived through the particular vibrations of her attunement.
96) We live only by habit in the most quotidian attunements, bereft of all wonder in a world in which there is "nothing left remarkable beneath the visiting moon.
It must be admitted that Heidegger's account of our attunements, which takes "being-at" as the "basic state" or "primary mode" of "being-in"--so that humans are fundamentally engaged with things pragmatically--is, to be sure, an assumption that makes the utilitarian mode of engagement in effect the "default mode.
For shared leadership to breathe new life into whole school renewal, all leaders, especially the principal, need to maintain a focus on the moment-to-moment emotional attunements
that define experiences in spite of cognitive constructions and beliefs that may coexist along side of these.
The melancholic frame of mind is most fitted to the sublime and the moral due to its specific mental attunement
The Twelve Attunements
is an entertaining novel that weaves together ideas about spiritual transformation, cosmology and the possibilities of human consciousness in a compelling space opera conspiracy-fuelled adventure that will entertain all ages.
The complicated conversation of curriculum in its "irrationality, its fullness," according to Pinar, viewed through the clarifying lens of Pollack's abstract expressionist art, conveys, because it reveals in an aesthetic mode of attunement
, "the postmodern movements of immediacy and dissociation, absence and presence, the simultaneity of complexity and simplicity, not just life against death, but life and death, including death in life" (248).