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    Meaningfulness, Volunteering and Being Moved: The Event of Witnessing.Nicole Note & Emilie Van Daele - 2016 - Foundations of Science 21 (2):283-300.
    This paper draws on an in-depth phenomenological analysis of some interviews taken from volunteers, inviting them to reflect on their lived experiences of meaningfulness in the context of volunteering and citizenship. It is found that while some testimonies reinforce the standard conceptions of meaningfulness, other testimonies vary from it. The main challenge of this contribution consists in phenomenologically describing this alternative picture of meaningfulness, depicted as the event of witnessing. In a final part, the authors consider how volunteering is at (...)
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  2. From Humanism to Anti-Humanism and Back Again : Levinas' Redefinition of Subjectivity and Responsibility.Emilie Van Daele - 2008 - In Roger Burggraeve (ed.), The Awakening to the Other: A Provocative Dialogue with Emmanuel Levinas. Peeters.
     
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    Different Perspectives on Meaning and Meaningfulness.Emilie Van Daele - 2016 - Foundations of Science 21 (2):335-338.
    In this comment on Johan Von Essen’s contribution on the meaning of volunteering we make some remarks about Von Essen’s starting point, which reveals a particular perspective on meaningfulness, namely that people perceive reality as meaningful when their actions and the things they encounter are part of a meaningful whole. By introducing another perspective on meaningfulness, namely that the shattering of a meaningful whole is full of meaning, we question if practices of volunteering which occur in face-to-face situations—and thus outside (...)
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