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nonbeing

(ˌnɒnˈbiːɪŋ)
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(Philosophy) the philosophical problem arising from the fact that the ability to refer appears to presuppose the existence of whatever is referred to, and yet we can talk intelligibly about nonexistent objects. See also subsistence5
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Noun1.nonbeing - the state of not being
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"
nonentity, nonexistence - the state of not existing
being, beingness, existence - the state or fact of existing; "a point of view gradually coming into being"; "laws in existence for centuries"
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My second entry: "The ancient concept of evil as nothingness, nonbeing, lacuna has been confirmed.
(4) Nonbeing, he argued, threatens a person in three forms: fate and death, emptiness and meaninglessness, and guilt and condemnation.
(6.) For a brilliant study of this question in the context of Amerindians in Colombia, especially with regard to challenges of human rights, see Julia Suarez Krabbe, "At the Pace of Cassiopeia Being, Nonbeing, Human Rights and Development" (Roskilde, Denmark: Roskilde University School of Intercultural Studies Doctoral Thesis, 2011).
In "Metaphysics" Szymborska concludes her meditation on the inconclusiveness of being and nonbeing with the tasty recollection that at least "today you had a side of fries." And she knows with certainty how quickly the dead are forgotten.
Pakarinen et al, (1988) showed nonbeing change of T3 and also significant decrease in thyroxine (T4) and free thyroxine (fT4) [8].
Through the pain, anguish, and desperation caused by the historic struggle to extricate themselves from what revolutionary Caribbean psychiatrist Frantz Fanon referred to as the "zone of nonbeing", (5) blacks have raised questions designed to give full expression to their identity and desire for liberation.
Altizer's death of God theology focuses on the hermeneutics of melancholy as the stigmata in subjectivity of divine nonbeing and pathos.
When he discovers that his own being is partial and invaded by nonbeing, he feels an icy threat.
In his oratory, Golovkin hailed Peter for leading his metaphorical sons out of the darkness (t'ma) of ignorance into the glory of the world (suet), and from nonbeing into being (iz nebytiia v by tie).
If you want to know how to get rid of age, its sickness, study nonbeing. (Wang 1989, 149)
Just as Woolf contrasts the prosaic and the poetic, being (heightened moments) and nonbeing (the everyday), and inwardness with a "materialist style" (conventional realism), so she contrasts trauma and the habitual, the latter "the place where shock is absorbed.
Sources of existential anxiety include death or nonbeing, the need to act, meaninglessness, and isolation or aloneness.