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[ US /ˌɛɡˌzɪsˈtɛnʃəɫ/ ]
[ UK /ɛɡzɪstˈɛnʃə‍l/ ]
  1. relating to or dealing with existence (especially with human existence)
  2. of or as conceived by existentialism
    an existential moment of choice
  3. derived from experience or the experience of existence
    formal logicians are not concerned with existential matters
    the rich experiential content of the teachings of the older philosophers
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How To Use existential In A Sentence

  • So, the system of existential graphs actually requires three dimensions for its representations, although the third dimension in which the torus is embedded can usually be represented in two dimensions by the use of pictorial devices that Peirce called “fornices” or “tunnel-bridges” and by the use of identificational devices that Peirce called Nobody Knows Nothing
  • Many primitive societies attach existential weight to the names of things.
  • It is the latter which is the deeper meaning of existentialism.
  • You beautiful enigma, you Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner, you little house on the prairie of the existential oversoul.
  • He could only regard her existential pain as a cup of instant coffee to be sweetened with saccharin.
  • We see here clearly how Thomas has appropriated Plato's thought for his own ‘existential’ (in the sense of esse) purposes.
  • In contrast to Aristotle, Brentano emphasizes the importance of existential judgements with only one term, and claims that predicative judgements are a special case of existential ones.
  • Marx may be described as a humanist, and in this century humanism has been given expression, in both secular and religious forms, in the philosophy of existentialism.
  • The second conclusion we can draw is that Gray's opposition to the notion of historical moral progress poses no serious challenge to existential humanism.
  • With the unresolved limina of Gertrude's involvement only fuelling his existential crisis, trapped in a tangle of determinacy and authoritative warp, Hamlet has only his affective judgement to fall back. Modality and Hamlet
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