Mr. Nikolay Pavlov, PhD Student
University of Sofia
Absract. The concept of alienation is important part of the 20th century left-wing social criticism and a key theme of Western Marxism and critical theory. It also has a significant impact on various existentialist-inspired cultural criticism. The development of the social and economic dynamics in recent decades has aroused interest for a different interpretations of this classic question. The following text is an attempt for ontological rethinking of the problem through the existential concepts of Martin Heidegger. This happens with the interpretive reading of several of those key concepts.
Keywords: homelessness; presence-at-hand; falling; enframing; alienation; Heidegger