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Being in the World: Conclusions

We have presented a rationale for choice and values that retains the authenticity and integrity of an individual’s life. The advantage of this model is that it gives unity to a life as a whole without requiring submission to a more or less arbitrary external authority. 122 more words

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Being in the World 6: Study Guide

• We have been leading up to this topic.
• Care for ‘the world’ is an inadequate basis for choice.
• Awareness of impending death provides a basis for integrity. 67 more words

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Being in the World 6: a Basis for Choice

Our analysis of death is part of our search for a complete ontological description of being in the world. Mortality often seems to be an insuperable obstacle to grasping the ontological structure of human existence as a single, unified whole. 90 more words

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Being in the World 5: Study Guide

• Death is graspable only as a possibility.
• It can help us choose our authentic possibilities.
• By relating to it through the other possibilities that are similarly our own. 70 more words

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Being in the World 5: Impending Death

Death can be ontologically characterized as the own-most, non-relational and inevitable possibility. It is an omnipresent, inescapable but non-actualizable possibility of our Being. Thus it is an ungraspable but undeniable aspect of every moment of our existence. 106 more words

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Being in the World 4: Study Guide

• Time is the ultimate ontological constraint.
• Time provides the ultimate object of care: death.
• Phenomenological process discloses the relation of care with death. 55 more words

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Being in the World 4: Being and Death

Our ontological analysis of our default being in the world has been static—without considering its relation to time. Continuing our analysis of the underlying ontological structure of Being, we will connect the concepts of care and temporality. 97 more words

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