Being as Possibility

  • Joshua Spier


This chapter uncovers how educators constantly exist in a state of flux regarding their own capacity to continue being an educator amidst a challenging university world. As people find themselves thrown into unpredictable situations, they are constantly experiencing their own existential ‘possibility-for-being’ an educator in contrasting modes. In light of Heidegger’s notion of human being as ‘thrown possibility’, this chapter presents stories that show various ways educators relate to their own self-possibilities in a university world.


Existential possibility Being-possible Future Heidegger Actuality Ability-to-be Uncertainty University educators 


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  • Joshua Spier
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  1. 1.College of Education, Psychology and Social WorkFlinders UniversityAdelaideAustralia

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