Existence - Philosophy of Existence and Existential Philosophy
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Part of Existence:

1. Concept of Existence

2. Philosophy of Existence and Existential Philosophy

3. “The Existential”

1. The term. The term “Existentialism” covers various forms of present-day philosophical thinking which all have one thing in common: existence is not the actualization of an essence, as the Scholastics understood existentia, but the actual being of man and, above all, the active realization of man’s existence, which is in each case an individual act. This way of thinking is centred on man as the irreplaceable individual. Hence…

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Jörg Splett, “Existence - Philosophy of Existence and Existential Philosophy”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 22 August 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-483X_smuo_COM_001482>
First published online: 2016



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