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the meaning of being is a quest made by existential philosophers. i brought in new meanings and interpretations for being.

What is being? It is the most sought-after experience in Philosophy. The origin of being lives and forms the core of Existential Philosophy.

For the Philosopher Martin Heidegger, being meant time (temporality), and Historicity and spatiality. We come to a being, a thrownness into the whirlpool of these tenets. Our birth makes us  enter into the cycle of time and we become a historical product of culture, and we have to perceive the world with the optic fiber of our senses. Heidegger has said: we are a thrownness of being.

Let’s examine what the existential Philosopher Camus has to say about being. Camus said life and existence is chaotic anarchy. He likened the human condition to the myth of the Sisyphus. Sisyphus was a man condemned by the Gods to roll a huge boulder up-hill, only to find it roll down. Thus, Sisyphus was the man chosen to do a menial work monotonously. For Camus: there was no bounds for sanity. Camus said: being can find a release from monotony by art and through art escape from the nihilism of suicide.

Let’s examine what the Philosopher Sartre has to say about being. For Sartre being is a recipient of angst and being creates negation as a tool for self-existence. For Sartre, there are three states of consciousness: Will in itself, Will For-itself and the Will for others. Our motives are an intent are guided by consciousness for giving in to desires of the Ego.

Being from An Apologetic View

Apologetics is a Christian, Literary tool for defending Christianity. The Christian viewpoint of being is, being is a precious gift of God. When Christ encountered a man, who wanted to follow him: the man said, I have to bury my dead father. Then Christ said: ‘let the dead bury the dead’ From an Apologetic point of view, being is a celebration of life, and being is the preciousness of the creator given to you as an individual as love, grace, blessings, and mercy.

 
 


Submitted: January 12, 2021

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