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Revista da Abordagem Gestáltica

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FREITAS, Joanneliese de Lucas. Grief and phenomenology: a comprehensive proposal. Rev. abordagem gestalt. [online]. 2013, vol.19, n.1, pp. 97-105. ISSN 1809-6867.

In psychological literature grief is understood as a reaction to significant losses. From the existential perspective grief can be understood as a typical lived experience in situations of abrupt transformation in an I-Thou relationship. The preset text aims to present a comprehensive description of this process. It begins with a description of its particular aspects and its possibilities of psychological interpretations. By bracketing the singularity one aims a brief description of the historical horizon of death today and its way of appearing. Finally, when the historic background is reduced, it is presented a description of the grieving as an experience that emerges from an abrupt change in an I-Thou relationship with the deletion of the Thou´s corporeity presentation. Once that in phenomenology the subjectivity is revealed as intersubjectivity, it is concluded that the rupture of a relationship is, therefore, the rupture of an overture to the world and of the mourner´s ways of being-in-the-world. Mourning is, therefore, an experience with a strong need for a new meaning for the experienced world, where the mourner does not lose only a loved one, but also his own ways of being-in-the-world.

Palavras-chave : Mourning; Death; Phenomenology.

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