Heidegger on ‘they’ (Das Man): the neuter ‘who’ in Being and Time

Note 17. To the Subsection “4.1. Heidegger’s View of the Human Being

Heidegger spoke of “they” (Das Man) as follows: “The ‘who’ is not this one, not that one, not oneself [man selbst], not some people [einige], and not the sum of them all. The ‘who’ is the neuter, the ‘they’ [Das Man].” Being andTime, trans. John Macquarrie and Edward Robinson (Southampton: Basil Blackwell, 1962), 164.