Analysis of Being

Being or philosophically called Ontology is something that has perplexed Philosophers. There is a whole range of thinkers starting from Heidegger and extending up to Camus and Sartre who have expounded the Philosophy of Being. But all these explanations have not been satisfactory. What is Being? Being is a part of Ontology of being in […]

Analysis of Being

Being or philosophically called Ontology is something that has perplexed Philosophers. There is a whole range of thinkers starting from Heidegger and extending up to Camus and Sartre who have expounded the Philosophy of Being. But all these explanations have not been satisfactory.

What is Being? Being is a part of Ontology of being in a process. Being is a part of processual ontology.

Being can be influenced by culture and historicity of lived consciousness. Being has also got temporality. Culture, historicity, and temporality influencing being are external factors and they go a long way in shaping individuality.

Being for the Philosopher Camus meant the absurd. Camus outlined the Philosophy of being through the myth of the Sisyphus. In the myth of the Sisyphus, a man is condemned to roll a boulder uphill, and only to his consternation it has rolled down. The man is Sisyphus is forced to do a repetitive and meaningless task. For Camus life is absurd and man is forced to do repetitive and meaningless tasks.

For me, I would like to elaborate being as a celebration of life. Being is always in the process of creating lived meaning. Being is the preciousness of lived meaning. Being is the preciousness of lived life.

The Philosopher Sartre has created a three-fold meaning of being and they are: being-in-itself, being for-it-self and being for others. Being-in-itself is a primary state of consciousness. Being for itself is a lived consciousness of life and being for others is a being that tries to live for others. For Sartre: life is meaningless and man is condemned to be free.

For me, life is a preciousness and being is a creative process of creating meaning. Being is the preciousness of life. Being has to exert meaning by making creative choices.

Now I would like to elaborate on being and its interiority.

The exteriority of being is found in Historicity, Culture, and Temporality. The exteriority of being shapes some aspects of individuality.

On the other hand, the interiority of being is the consciousness of ego formation. It lies in two states of being and they are: cathartic affirmation and angstual negation.
What is Cathartic affirmation? Cathartic affirmation is the pleasure of experiencing lived meaning. Certain states of emotion like love, peace, joy, orgasm, and altered states, all of these form a part of being called Cathartic affirmation.

Now, what is angstual (adjective of angst) negation? Angstual negation is found in emotional states like hate, anger, malice, covetousness, and so on.

To conclude I would like to say: Being is not absurd or meaningless as the existentialist philosophers say. Being is also not repetitive or monotonous. Being is a precious gift of meaning. Being is a choice of creating meaningful meaning. There are two states of being and they are the external states and the internal states. The external states lie in historicity, temporality, and culture. The internal state of being lies in cathartic affirmation and angstual negation.

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