What is the difference between Ereignis and Vorkommen. I keep on needing explanation in this question even so some can think it's nonsense.

If someone, in Hedegger's understanding, could explain me, it would be even more thankful.

  • I can give you the definitions in various scientific fields, but I doubt, that Heidegger used scientific terms.
    – Toscho
    Apr 14, 2014 at 18:37
  • @Tosho, I would be already grateful with this definitions because it could illuminate my understanding.
    – Gail
    Apr 14, 2014 at 18:40
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    Welche eigenen Bemühungen wurden unternommen die Frage selbständig zu lösen? Ist an die Konsultation eines Wörterbuchs gedacht worden? Apr 15, 2014 at 23:27

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Because it's explicitely asked for, I give some definitions for Ereignis and Vorkommen in some scientific fields. Feel free to add others.


Probability theory

Ereignis is a subset of a sample space.


Ereignis is a single element of the spacetime.


Ereignis is any observable phenomenon in the sky.



Vorkommen is any local amount of ore, minerals or rock.

Geography without Geology

Vorkommen is any local, regional or national amount of any economic ressource.


Vorkommen is the set of individuals of a given species living in a specific area.

  • I think Ereignis exists in probability. I don't see the reason to constrain that concept to stochastic processes. (Aber vielleicht Heidegger hätte nichts dagegen :))
    – c.p.
    Apr 15, 2014 at 1:46
  • @c.p. I don't get you meaning.
    – Toscho
    Apr 15, 2014 at 18:40
  • I'm ok with "Ereignis is a subset of a sample space.", but the title (stochastics) is quite restrictive. Ereignis exists in probability theory, which is broader than "stochastics".
    – c.p.
    Apr 15, 2014 at 22:36
  • @c.p. OK, I'm not aware of any difference in the terms "stochastics" and "probability theory".
    – Toscho
    Apr 16, 2014 at 18:40
  • Aus Wikipedia „Gemeinsam mit der mathematischen Statistik, die anhand von Beobachtungen zufälliger Vorgänge Aussagen über das zugrunde liegende Modell trifft, bildet sie das mathematische Teilgebiet der Stochastik.“ ME nach hat die Stochastik einen impliziten Geschmack nach zeitlicher Entwiklung.
    – c.p.
    Apr 16, 2014 at 19:44

Ereignis is translated with event. While Vorkommen is translated with occurrence.


http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ereignis In no. 2 Heidegger's Ereignis is explained.

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