The Experience of Human Finitude: A Phenomenological Investigation

Authors: Todres, L.A.

Journal: South African Journal of Psychology

Volume: 16

Issue: 4

Pages: 122-125

ISSN: 0081-2463

DOI: 10.1177/008124638601600404


This article attempts to explore some relationships between awareness of finitude and our every-day lives. To this end, both existential philosophy and phenomenological-psychological research are employed. Existential philosophy, especially as in the writings of Martin Heidegger, is used to delineate this field of interest as a vital context for self-understanding. A phenomenological-psychological research methodology is employed to describe the experience of focusing on personal finitude by a group of young people by means of experiential procedures and reflections. © 1986, South African Psychological Association and the Psychological Institute of the Republic of South Africa. All rights reserved.

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