"Dwelling-mobility": An existential theory of well-being

Authors: Todres, L. and Galvin, K.

Journal: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being

Volume: 5

Issue: 3

eISSN: 1748-2631

ISSN: 1748-2623

DOI: 10.3402/qhw.v5i3.5444

Abstract:

In this article we offer an existential theory of well-being that is guided by Heidegger's later writings on "homecoming". We approach the question of what it is about the essence of well-being that makes all kinds of well-being possible. Consistent with a phenomenological approach, well-being is both a way of being-in-the-world, as well as a felt sense of what this is like as an experience. Drawing on Heidegger's notion of Gegnet (abiding expanse), we characterise the deepest possibility of existential well-being as "dwelling-mobility". This term indicates both the " adventure" of being called into expansive existential possibilities, as well as "being-at-home-with" what has been given. This deepest possibility of well-being carries with it a feeling of rootedness and flow, peace and possibility. However, we also consider how the separate notions of existential mobility and existential dwelling as discrete emphases can be developed to describe multiple variations of wellbeing possibilities. © 2010 Les Todres and Kathleen Galvin.

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"Dwelling-mobility": An existential theory of well-being.

Authors: Todres, L. and Galvin, K.

Journal: Int J Qual Stud Health Well-being

Volume: 5

eISSN: 1748-2631

DOI: 10.3402/qhw.v5i3.5444

Abstract:

In this article we offer an existential theory of well-being that is guided by Heidegger's later writings on "homecoming". We approach the question of what it is about the essence of well-being that makes all kinds of well-being possible. Consistent with a phenomenological approach, well-being is both a way of being-in-the-world, as well as a felt sense of what this is like as an experience. Drawing on Heidegger's notion of Gegnet (abiding expanse), we characterise the deepest possibility of existential well-being as "dwelling-mobility". This term indicates both the "adventure" of being called into expansive existential possibilities, as well as "being-at-home-with" what has been given. This deepest possibility of well-being carries with it a feeling of rootedness and flow, peace and possibility. However, we also consider how the separate notions of existential mobility and existential dwelling as discrete emphases can be developed to describe multiple variations of well-being possibilities.

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"Dwelling-mobility": An existential theory of well-being

Authors: Todres, L. and Galvin, K.

Journal: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF QUALITATIVE STUDIES ON HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

Volume: 5

Issue: 3

eISSN: 1748-2631

ISSN: 1748-2623

DOI: 10.3402/qhw.v5i3.5444

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“Dwelling-mobility”: An existential theory of well-being

Authors: Todres, L. and Galvin, K.T.

Journal: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being

Volume: 5

ISSN: 1748-2623

DOI: 10.3402/qhw.v5i3.5444

Abstract:

In this article we offer an existential theory of well-being that is guided by Heidegger’s later writings on ‘‘homecoming’’. We approach the question of what it is about the essence of well-being that makes all kinds of well-being possible. Consistent with a phenomenological approach, well-being is both a way of being-in-the-world, as well as a felt sense of what this is like as an experience. Drawing on Heidegger’s notion of Gegnet (abiding expanse), we characterise the deepest possibility of existential well-being as ‘‘dwelling-mobility’’. This term indicates both the ‘‘adventure’’ of being called into expansive existential possibilities, as well as ‘‘being-at-home-with’’ what has been given. This deepest possibility of well-being carries with it a feeling of rootedness and flow, peace and possibility. However, we also consider how the separate notions of existential mobility and existential dwelling as discrete emphases can be developed to describe multiple variations of wellbeing possibilities.

Key words: Phenomenology, Heidegger, well-being, home, homecoming, homelessness, existential theory, dwelling, mobility

http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/qhw.v5i3.5444

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"Dwelling-mobility": An existential theory of well-being.

Authors: Todres, L. and Galvin, K.

Journal: International journal of qualitative studies on health and well-being

Volume: 5

eISSN: 1748-2631

ISSN: 1748-2623

DOI: 10.3402/qhw.v5i3.5444

Abstract:

In this article we offer an existential theory of well-being that is guided by Heidegger's later writings on "homecoming". We approach the question of what it is about the essence of well-being that makes all kinds of well-being possible. Consistent with a phenomenological approach, well-being is both a way of being-in-the-world, as well as a felt sense of what this is like as an experience. Drawing on Heidegger's notion of Gegnet (abiding expanse), we characterise the deepest possibility of existential well-being as "dwelling-mobility". This term indicates both the "adventure" of being called into expansive existential possibilities, as well as "being-at-home-with" what has been given. This deepest possibility of well-being carries with it a feeling of rootedness and flow, peace and possibility. However, we also consider how the separate notions of existential mobility and existential dwelling as discrete emphases can be developed to describe multiple variations of well-being possibilities.

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