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On Time, Being, and HungerChallenging the Traditional Way of Thinking Life$
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Juan Manuel Garrido

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780823239351

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823239351.001.0001

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On Time, Being, and Hunger
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Juan Manuel Garrido

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823239351.003.0006

This chapter analyzes the sense of life in living beings as “care” for not ceasing to be. It discusses the two opposites or contradictory senses that such a conception entails. On the one hand, life as care refers to the self-appropriating singularity to which the living being is delivered in the task of not ceasing to be (no one else or nothing else can alleviate the task); the living being is the emergence of a “self” that inhabits the world and understands it within the horizon of its ontological task. On the other hand, however, the self-appropriating singularity at stake is fundamentally incomplete and unconcerned with any horizon of completeness; only death relieves the living being of the task of not ceasing to be. Life is infinite hunger. This chapter also suggests that the conception of life as infinite hunger deconstructs the idea of life as the “capacity” or “dynamis” of a substance or self.

Keywords:   life, care, hunger, self-appropriation, capacity, force, natural being

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