Project Title: Accommodating thrown being-in-the-world as a way for living-in-the-world

Principal Advisor: Associate Professor Marguerite La Caze

In choosing this research topic, I am hoping to add something to our understanding of the confusion we feel as a result of trying to cope with our unchosen life circumstances. Heidegger’s ontological descriptions of thrown-being and being-in-the-world helps me to extrapolate these existentials into the ontic realm with the objective of explaining some of the difficulties we are subsequently faced with. These include the idea of inequality, the damage of bad moral luck, the trauma of existing inauthentically, and the dislocation of changing life-worlds. I want to argue that the way we come to terms with these challenges is through the drive that Being gives us for creating and relating in new ways of being.

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