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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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d) Existential conflict: high meaningfulness and high crisis of meaning.
A second group wrote about dental pain, which while unpleasant, rarely leads to existential dread.
In a recent exchange in this journal, John Cottingham and Alan Holland have discussed the moral and existential problems generated by 'Darwinian naturalism'.
Existential therapy was strongly influenced by philosophers such as S0ren Kierkegaard (1813-1855), Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), Martin Heidegger (1889-1976), Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980), Martin Buber (1878-1965), Gabriel Marcel (1889-1973), Paul Tillich (1886-1965), Edmund Husserl (1859-1938), and Karl Jaspers (1883-1969).
Assuming as a starting point the idea that the understanding of illness has historically eschewed real philosophical inquiry and that one of the main historical distortions induced to the philosophical analysis of illness was--and still remains--its discussion through the single perspective of the medical approach, one of the remarkable contributions of this book consists in drawing out the human, or rather existential implications of illness.
Mailer's answer arrives in the form of a new mode (or situation) of existential theatre (and later cinema) that works by stripping out the connective tissue of narrative consecution and implicating his audience instead in the collective labor of devising an interpretative ground from a circulating array of reality-effects.
Coexistence (Mitsein) refers to Heidegger's (1993) existential phenomenology, where we have another paradox: an individual being towards death (Sein zum Tode) as such has been constituted as being in the world (Insein) and being with other participants of existence (Mitsein).
In Chapter 1, Ratcliffe sets the stage by surveying recent philosophical work on feeling and emotion, and arguing that there are persistent yet phenomenologically false tendencies to link world-directedness with emotion in ways that occlude the specific category of existential feeling.
Existential Psychological Theory was employed as a conceptual and theoretical foundation for the use of hypnotically facilitated therapy in the management of intractable pain, nausea, and vomiting in 3 end-stage, terminally ill cancer patients.
"Iran does not constitute an existential threat to Israel's existence," the former prime minister said in an interview with the mass-selling Yediot Aharonot daily.
In the present paper I aim to refute an analysis of eventive there-passive participle constructions like (1) along the lines of (2), and argue instead that they must be treated as existential structures, though ones displaying a different configuration than the stative or non-eventive reading of (1) (see 4, above).
The Iskandar Puteri MP said many Malays were made to believe they are facing an existential threat, but he said the same is being faced by the Chinese and Indian races as well.