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Unformatted text preview: K Answers DDI 2008 Mills K Answers II K Answers II ................................................................................................................................................... 1 ***A2 Heidegger*** ...................................................................................................................................... 4 Aff Key Ontology ............................................................................................................................................ 5 "Death is an unsurpassable limit of human existence," writes Boss (119). Primarily, however, human beings flee from death and the awareness of our mortality. But in our confrontation with death and our morality, we discover the "relationship" which "is the basis for all feelings of reverance, fear, awe, wonder, sorrow, and deference in the face of something greater and more powerful." (120). Boss even suggests that "the most dignified human relationship to death" involves keeping it--as a possibility rather than an actuality--constantly in awareness without fleeing from it. As Boss writes: "Only such a being- unto-death can guarantee the precondition that the Dasein be able to free itself from its absorption in, its submission and surrender of itself to the things and relationships of everyday living and to return to itself." (121) Such a recognition brings the human being back to his responsibility for his existence. This is not simply a inward withdrawal from the world--far from it. Rather, this responsible awareness of death as the ultimate possibility for human existence frees the human being to be with others in a genuine way. From this foundation--based on the existentials described above--Boss is able to articulate an understanding of medicine and psychology which gives priority to the freedom of the human being to be itself. By freedom, Boss does not mean a freedom to have all the possibilites, for we are finite and limited by our factical history and death. Yet within these finite possibilities, we are free to be who we are and to take responsibility for who we are in the world with others and alongside things that matter. ........ 5 Alt = Violence .................................................................................................................................................. 6 Alt = Violence .................................................................................................................................................. 7 Perm - Heidegger ............................................................................................................................................ 9 A2: Perm Links ............................................................................................................................................. 11 Initially, the term environmentalism may have served as an adequate focus for our discourse. It captured and expressed the public desire to embrace a new ethic, new values, and prompted deep thought about...
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