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being-for-itself

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  • noun The nihilation of being-in-itself
  • noun Consciousness conceived as a lack of being, a desire for being, a relation to being.
  • noun The origin of negation and destruction.

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Examples

  • During one interview, the director of the orangutan habitat meditates at length on Nénette's virtuosity in being "drained by the curiosity of others"; assessing that she lives in a state of being which is "in the moment fully" - a trifecta synthesis of Sartre's being-for-itself and being-in-itself and being-for-others?

    Michael Vazquez: On Nénette

  • During one interview, the director of the orangutan habitat meditates at length on Nénette's virtuosity in being "drained by the curiosity of others"; assessing that she lives in a state of being which is "in the moment fully" - a trifecta synthesis of Sartre's being-for-itself and being-in-itself and being-for-others?

    Michael Vazquez: On Nénette

  • So for those who can't quite parse the difference between being-in-itself and being-for-itself, Sartre would communicate in parables.

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  • In pour-soi [a being-for-itself; a consciousness] who is also an en-soi [a being-in-itself; a thing]: which is a contradiction in terms.

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  • Receptivity is thus like a deep, unclosable breach opened up in the closed circle of being-for-itself.

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  • For Sartre, because “our being, along with its being-for-itself, is also for-others; the being which is revealed to the reflective consciousness is for-itself-for-others” (1956,

    Phenomenological Approaches to Self-Consciousness

  • More damning, when Parshley encountered existentialist terms for existence — such as pour-soi, or ”being-for-itself” — vis-Ã -vis women’s lives, he often rendered them as woman’s ”true nature” or feminine ”essence,” notions that would have been anathema to Beauvoir, according to Moi.

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