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Psychopathology results when one avoids existential anxiety and nonbeing.
As the principle of metaphysics, it therefore requires an intimate, if ever elusive, relation between nonbeing, creation, and God.
that the Snow Man and "the listener" and the voice speaking the poem are the same person; and that the "nothing that is" is to be understood as nothingness or nonbeing in some existentialist or ontological sense.
It hurts, for if they will not/cannot love me, or can/ will love me only on the condition that I somehow become not myself--choke to death part of myself, erase apart, banish to silence and nonbeing that part which they despise--well, but what to do?
Our awareness of death and nonbeing can alternatively enhance our quality of life.
As Aristotle tells us; "Whether, then, the perfect and supremely happy man has one or more activities, the pleasures that perfect these will be said in the strict sense to be pleasures proper to man, and the rest will be so in a secondary and fractional way, as are the activities," (In the fourth printing of the Great Books, Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics) and "Concerning being as truth and nonbeing as falsity, being is true if it is a united being but false if it is not united.
This resurrection takes place within the speaker--'pierced by a nonbeing / which has found its bodily shape in you' (p.
Bruno did not acknowledge his rights to exist, he sought his own annihilation--not that he wanted to commit suicide; he merely "strove" for nonbeing with all his might (and this is precisely what made him, Heidegger-style, so sensitive to being).
Pseudoscientific analysis touches nothing but the poem's antithetical moment; it is pseudoscientific because it gives knowledge only of that which, taken in itself, is the nonbeing of the poem.
He emerses from lostness in the moment that he experiences the nonbeing [nessuno] of his identity, and wanting to flee that uncanny mood, Moscarda turns away from seeing everyday experience as solid and secure; his affective orientation is "ungrounded" in a moment that discloses quotidian experience as groundless.
Transcending the laws of logic, the maternal and the poetic both embody the contradictions of life and death, being and nonbeing, good and evil that the symbolic order represses into the unconscious.
However, what this presupposes is a metaphysical distinction between presence and absence, between being and nonbeing.