So, the human being is not just a being defined by being thrown into the world. It is also one who can throw off that thrown condition in a movement where it seizes hold of its possibilities, where it acts in a concrete situation. This movement is what Heidegger calls projection (Entwurf) and it is the very experience of what Heidegger will call, later in Being and Time, freedom. Freedom is not an abstract philosophical concept. It is the experience of the human being demonstrating its potential through acting in the world. To act in such a way is to be authentic.
Excerto de uma série de posts que Simon Critchley escreveu para o Guardian sobre Heidegger. Até agora há quatro posts, mas acho que a série é para continuar. Para quem se interessar pelo tema, vale a pena ir acompanhando o guardian