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Review Questions -May 1. List the common assumptions found among most existential thinkers. Existence takes precedence over essence. Existence means to emerge or to become; essence implies a static immutable substance. Existentialism opposes the split between subject and object. People search for some meaning to their lives Existentialists hold that ultimately each of us is responsible for who we are and what we become. Existentialists are basically antitheoretical 2. Define being-in-the-world and nonbeing. The unity of people and their phenomenological world is expressed by the term Dasein, or being-in-the-world. Nonbeing, or nothingness, is an awareness of the possibility of one’s not being, through death or loss of awareness. 3. Distinguish between normal and neurotic anxiety. Normal anxiety is experienced by everyone and is proportionate to the threat. Neurotic anxiety disproportionate to threat, involves repression, and is handled in a self-defeating manner. 4. Discuss the interrelationship between care, love, and will. Care is an active process, opposite of apathy. “Care is a state in which something does matter. Care is not the same as love, but is a source of love. To love means to care, to recognize the essential humanity of the other person, to have an active regard for that person’s development. May defined love as a delight in the presence of the other person and an affirming of that person’s value and development as much as one’s own. Without caring, you cannot love. There

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