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The Drama of PossibilityExperience as Philosophy of Culture$
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John J. McDermott and Douglas R. Anderson

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780823226627

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011

DOI: 10.5422/fso/9780823226627.001.0001

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The Natural Travail of Ontological Disconnectedness

(p.236) Chapter Twelve: Ill-at-Ease
The Drama of Possibility

John J. McDermott

Fordham University Press

This chapter presents an essay on the natural travail of ontological disconnectedness. It takes as assumptive the direct experiential identity of the quality of personal sensitivity and the correspondent thickness of people being ill-at-ease. It suggests that this ill-at-ease situation results from the mismatch between what people can get and what they do get. One philosopher believes that being ill-at-ease is worse than having a disease afflicting one's body because disease and related medicine are natural.

Keywords:   ontological disconnectedness, ill-at-ease, personal selectivity, disease, essay

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