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Wish
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[German Version]

The noun wish denotes a person’s desire to obtain an anticipated or pursued good (Goods) for him- or herself or others. It presupposes the temporality of existence, as is present in our experiencing as the immediate present of the remembered past and the awaited future of personal presence. In wishes as phenomena of consciousness, intentional act and content can be distinguished but never separated. Hence the common distinction between the subjective sense of the word (wish as an ac…

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Huxel, Kirsten, “Wish”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 02 August 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_026443>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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