John J. McDermott

in The Drama of Possibility

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print June 2007 | ISBN: 9780823226627
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235704 | DOI:

Series: American Philosophy


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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

Chapter.  10484 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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