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existential

1. Philosophy pertaining to what exists, and is thus known by experience rather than reason; empirical as opposed to theoretical
2. Logic denoting or relating to a formula or proposition asserting the existence of at least one object fulfilling a given condition; containing an existential quantifier
3. Logic an existential statement or formula short for existential quantifier
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If, as the dictum asserts, "all existential statements can be denied without self-contradiction," the statement, "nothing exists"--meaning thereby that no thing exists or all things are absent--is also possibly true.
Heaton, who had a long association with the Society for Existential Analysis, having contributed to its founding Conference on 3 December 1988.
Entitled The Existential Challenges Looming For The EU, the paper said: "A 'no deal' scenario would have consequences for the EU's financial stability and would significantly ration resources, not to mention have a huge impact on many of its exporting industries.
Without an understanding of the intimate existential crises experienced by supervisees, counseling supervisors potentially neglect the personal struggles that counselors-in-training encounter as a result of the professional growth experience.
If you want to talk about a nation that could pose an existential threat to the United States, I'd have to point to Russia," Dunford said.
They also ignore the existential threat posed by jihadists to Americans who have not already been murdered for "Allah.
Rittenhouse finds that the data do not justify any of the five types of theories, but they do support his theory of consumerism as existential life strategy.
c) Existential indifference: low meaningfulness and low crisis of meaning; and
We the Cosmopolitans: Moral and Existential Conditions of Being Human" is a strongly recommended contribution to academic library Philosophy and Cultural Studies reference collections and supplemental reading lists.
Keywords: Latinas, breast cancer, spirituality, existential therapy
He examines the need for reconnecting with existentialism in education, the pedagogical act of seducing the student toward acceptance of his or her subjective truth, how the teacher should practice educative deceit (if necessary), how the teacher is responsible for "ironic teaching," the use of indirect teacher praise, existential education as an overall practice, and that pesky question of God.
Others' suffering could console them about their own existential suffering.