Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
On Time, Being, and HungerChallenging the Traditional Way of Thinking Life$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

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

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM FORDHAM SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.fordham.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Fordham University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in FSO for personal use.date: 04 July 2022



(p.36) Five
On Time, Being, and Hunger

Juan Manuel Garrido

Fordham University Press

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

Fordham Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .