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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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The road to the modern conception of liberty was neither straight nor simple, and Sandefur highlights some of the critical curves and complexities that are easy to overlook, yet crucial to understanding how freedom developed conceptually and existentially across time.
Emphasizing the validity of bilateral consultations on vital regional issues, Jahangiri said " Our area is currently facing complex problems that have impelled terrorist groups to threaten it existentially and it is in our both countries' interests to work for security and stability of the region." He said he discussed with his Turkish guest furthering bilateral trade and imbuing their joint trade committee with the impetus to surmount any snags in trade relations.
He does so by arguing that these four contemporary accounts of the person each "contradict basic logic." Only the hylomorphic account of the person, that is, the body-soul composite, mirrors "our ordinary logic." Picking up from here in chapter eight, Peterson treats of Aquinas's answer to the paradox that arises from the affirmation that the soul is existentially independent of the body and the soul is the form of the body.
But medical ethicists routinely apply this paradigm to existentially frightening EOL matters in a medical world full of prognostic uncertainty.
And yet the French version of the show does succeed because it puts the audience in the same existentially challenging position as the townsfolk and the "dead" themselves.
A reader from Boston offered, existentially, that a printed book "connects us to one another and sometimes to our deeper selves."
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- With about a month left to Turkey's existentially important early polls, the Justice and Development Party's (AKP) game plan seems to be intensifying on the Kurdish vote in the 15 provinces in the southeastern region, where a number of ballot boxes are declared to be removed from many districts due to the violent conflict spreading across the settlements and escalating into a serious crisis.
McKinley's critical perspective is largely philosophical, specifically existential, relying most heavily on the views on violence expressed by Simone de Beauvoir (especially in The Second Sex), Jean-Paul Sartre, and Hannah Arendt, all of whom argued that masculinity is existentially constructed; that is, we--men and women--are what we make ourselves.
Even if your "why" isn't bold or existentially fulfilling, even if it's just that you need to get the bills paid this month, that's enough of a "why" to motivate you.
Existentially. It's so emasculating." Oh do shut up, Ed.
Physically and existentially. Even if he didn't, we, as his parents, do.
A dim Parsnip muses existentially. Daredevil Delilah parodies super-man.