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FEIJOO, Ana Maria Lopez Calvo de; GILL, Débora  and  PROTASIO, Myriam Moreira. An investigation of the Dasein of the wild boy through Heidegger's thought. Psico-USF [online]. 2012, vol.17, n.2, pp. 225-232. ISSN 1413-8271.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-82712012000200006.

This work aims to find, in the story of Victor of Aveyron, elements to discuss the way in which human existence is constituted. For not having lived in the human environment, Victor was the subject of intense discussions within the scientific community, especially among empiricists and rationalists. In this research we take a phenomenological approach, bringing the story of the wild boy into the discussion through the Heidegger's phenomenology hermeneutic, pointing to the character of indeterminacy, mineness; and the singularity of the existence, always presented in the constitution of man's way of being.

Keywords : Child; Hermeneutic; Dasein; Heidegger; Wild boy.

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