In Being and Time he makes a distinction between entities or beings [Seiendes] and the actuality of existence or Being [Sein].
Realism or the Fantastic:
Of course, sf is not realistic by this definition, for it often describes experienceswhich have not been described in nonliterary texts, nor indeed experienced before.
Unlike poetry, drama and the Aloft story, the novel has, in principle, the length or space to explore an entire society.
But there is also the sense in Heraclitus' thought that the same is true of the whole consensus environment.
The parallel lines of railway tracks which appear to meet at the horizon can only be proven to be parallel when measured; it can only be taken on trust that the measuring device remains the same through the exercise.
Dick, by Philip K.
But none of the previous versions, and possibly not even the last, constitutes an authentic account of events, because they are all filtered through Manfred's confused perceptions of future possibilities.