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Existentialism and the Human How do we approach the question of the meaning of being? Where to start? Essences: God, spirit, evolution Existence precedes essence “We mean that man first of all exists, encounters himself, surges up in the world and defines himself afterwards. If man as the existentialist sees him is not definable, it is because to begin with he is nothing. He will not be anything until later, and then he will be what he makes of himself. Thus, there is no human nature, because there is no God to have a conception of it.
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Unformatted text preview: Man simply is. On the Buddha What is the meaning of being?, or Heidegger's hammer Thrown. . . This characteristic of Daseins being this that it is is veiled in its whence and whither, yet disclosed in itself all the more unveiledly; we call it the thrownness of this entity into its there; indeed it is thrown in such a way that, as Being-in-the-world, it is there. The expression thrownness is meant to suggest the facticity of its being delivered over. BT...
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