thereness


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thereness

(ˈðɛənəs)
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(Philosophy) the quality of having existence or of being there
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Noun1.thereness - real existence; "things are really there...capture the thereness of them"--Charles Hopkinson
presence - the state of being present; current existence; "he tested for the presence of radon"
2.thereness - the state of being there--not here--in position
presence - the state of being present; current existence; "he tested for the presence of radon"
hereness - the state of being here in this place
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As was just mentioned, Heidegger envisions the leap as a mental act that carries us away from ourselves into the thereness of Dasein.
7), he reflects on "the irrefutable thereness of the body," as "legible text" and "knowable sign-system," a "faith" he argues that was "widely shared by philosophy, medicine, criminology, the new psychology" (p.
It's hard to describe now the weird sense I had of his lingering thereness.
But what makes this animal truly fascinating is that he's both more and less than this: In his vast, multitude-containing bulkiness, his ponderous, wrinkled, smeared, dust-covered, sheer, dumb thereness, he remains inscrutable, unreadable.
I have to recognise (despite play of wry and mocking smile on lips) that I find his thereness very threatening.
It turns out that the alluring American thereness is likely not fixed but sliding, effecting ambiguous surfaces of no-man's land.
my existence in the world, including my need to imagine this as personal, active and giving, is "of God"; my search for an identity is something rooted in God's freedom, which grounds the sheer thereness of the shared world I stand in.
It is a repeated failure of the imagination which traps them in their never-ending "thereness" in the "undifferentiated external world at the bottom of the imaginative ladder, where the sense of thereness is overpowering and the imagination is simply its negation" (Frye, "Stevens" 288).
Indeed, many of the more interesting narrative films of recent years seem to have pursued such an "aesthetics of silence," a stylistic approach which seeks to transcend linguistic consciousness, forestalling interpretation while the camera lingers--erotically, one might say--on the physicality of the concrete world and human physiognomy, in all its resolute thereness.
52) Indeed Alex finds his vocation in opacity, and he aims at nothing : 'Was it the old beggar-woman, the impenetrable thereness of her?
The reward for the vigilant subversion of a conceptual world is access to presence, to the unmediated thereness and unity of all things.