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Title: Finding OneselfWell Together with Others: A Phenomenological Study of the Ontology of HumanWell-Being
Authors: Holst, Jonas ORCID RESEARCHERID
Keywords: Well-being; Ontology; Heidegger; Befindlichkeit; Friendship
Issue Date: 6-Apr-2022
Publisher: MDPI
Citation: Holst, J. Finding Oneself Well Together with Others: A Phenomenological Study of the Ontology of HumanWell-Being. Philosophies 2022, 7, 41. philosophies7020041
Abstract: Based on critical readings ofMartinHeidegger’s Being and Time andAristotle’sNicomachean Ethics, the paper offers a phenomenological study of the ontology of well-being that transcends the opposition between subjective and objective being. By interpreting the Heideggerian notion of Befindlichkeit as the fundamental way in which humans find themselves in the world, being affected by and faced with their own existence, the paper opens a way to understanding well-being that locates the possibility of elevating one’s own being not inside or outside the I but in the affective bond to others called friendship. Aristotle’s reflections on philia play a crucial role in developing this understanding of well-being, according to which humans find themselves well by sharing joy with each other and making a vital contribution to the realization of their own possibilities.
ISSN: 2409-9287
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