beingness


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beingness

(ˈbiːɪŋnəs)
n
the state of being or existing
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Noun1.beingness - the state or fact of existing; "a point of view gradually coming into being"; "laws in existence for centuries"
state - the way something is with respect to its main attributes; "the current state of knowledge"; "his state of health"; "in a weak financial state"
actuality - the state of actually existing objectively; "a hope that progressed from possibility to actuality"
timeless existence, timelessness, eternity - a state of eternal existence believed in some religions to characterize the afterlife
preexistence - existing in a former state or previous to something else
coexistence - existing peacefully together
subsistence - the state of existing in reality; having substance
presence - the state of being present; current existence; "he tested for the presence of radon"
life - the course of existence of an individual; the actions and events that occur in living; "he hoped for a new life in Australia"; "he wanted to live his own life without interference from others"
aliveness, animation, living, life - the condition of living or the state of being alive; "while there's life there's hope"; "life depends on many chemical and physical processes"
life - a characteristic state or mode of living; "social life"; "city life"; "real life"
transcendence, transcendency - a state of being or existence above and beyond the limits of material experience
possibleness, possibility - capability of existing or happening or being true; "there is a possibility that his sense of smell has been impaired"
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In indigenous Akan thought, a person is defined in terms of moral beingness.
In November, Moscow signed an "alliance and strategic partnership" treaty with Georgia's another breakaway region, Abkhazia and Georgia has opposed the deals, stating that they would raise Russia's beingness in South Ossetia and Abkhazia.
It is urgent that we as a Christian society fmd a way to convey the message that God created, loves and sustains the innate beingness of each human person.
The art of a poet who uses nature and natural processes to express a condition of beingness and to explore states of mind is often measured in the precision and concreteness of the objects and events used as a foundation for the poetics.
He comes to appreciate the importance of the as-yet mostly uninhabited Perelandra in its mere beingness.
She discussed her experience of spirituality as space within her heart, beingness, breath of life, among other explanations, and that spirituality is meaning itself.
Though Dawes continued that "[s]tudents of general semantics endeavor to think in terms of 'non-elementalism--interconnectedness, and interrelationships' rather than 'objectivity', there is still time and motion beyond pure beingness.
Newer arguments that acknowledge or permit the beingness of the fetus depart from classic liberal articulations of autonomy to emphasize the fetus's relationality with the mother and thus use relational values to defend a pro-choice position.
In Heidegger's footsteps, once again, Malabou introduces the important notion of ontological economy: 'Western thought proceeds from an initial change--exchange of Being for essence, understood as beingness (Seindheit)--which prepares its own metamorphosis and gives rise to the other change--the exchange of being for its own essence (Anwesen).
But," Marion contends, "nothing is less accurate than to pretend that it does not speak a word on being, nonbeing, and beingness.
While the former embraces catholic Christianity, he does not altogether abandon the protocols of tradition and culture which give meaning, direction and vitality to the cosmogony of the people's beingness and heritage.
Desire according to Lacan's model can be said to be, ultimately, the human organism's inability to end its alienation, its split, through locating an unequivocal signifier for the fact of its beingness, one that would restore the certainty and immortality of undifferentiated being.