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Existence - Concept of Existence
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Part of Existence:

1. Concept of Existence

2. Philosophy of Existence and Existential Philosophy

3. “The Existential”

A. Introduction

The word “existence” has become one of the signs of the times in modern thinking, having also given its name to one of the predominant trends of philosophy.

It should, however, be noted that even in existentialism the term is understood so differently by such figures as Heidegger, Jaspers, Sartre and Marcel that what they have in commo…

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Eberhard Simons, “Existence - Concept of Existence”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 01 March 2024 <>
First published online: 2016

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