Sunday 13 April 2014

The existential gap

According to the Existentialism Lectures, if there is a lack of conversion on the part of the subject, then there is an existential gap. “The existential gap, then, is the gap between what is overt in what one is and what is covert in what one is. [...] He can repeat the words and not have the meaning, because his horizon is not broad enough to give a meaning to the theses that he can repeat.” (Lonergan, Phenomenology and Logic 281)

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