A concept common in existentialist philosophy, involving the idea of a life led in and through the recognition of our human condition (most importantly that we will die), and our total responsibility for our choices and actions (as opposed, for example, to the claim that society makes us what we are). See also existential sociology.

Dictionary of sociology. 2013.


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