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FRAGA, Valderez F.  and  SCHULTZ, Joana Ayla Donzelli. Concealing the existential anguish of the citizen and of the public official and the meaning of a duty being inherent to serious actions. Rev. Adm. Pública [online]. 2009, vol.43, n.1, pp.67-91. ISSN 0034-7612.

Nowadays globally manifest uneasiness which affects common men as well as public citizens motivates this exploratory study towards complexity of anxiety as a phenomenon, not as an emotion, although without relegating it or excluding the related bibliography, but to fundamentally investigate existential anguish in accordance to Heidegger, that is, in connection with the dasein. The core question is the phenomenal presence of common and public men as a being-in-the-world of life and organizations. The selected literature drives that discussion to phenomenological basics such as presence, impermanence, openness, veiling, might-be, and escape, as well as dispositions and postures like willing-to-have, willing-to-be, and assuming-oneself, resorting to a theoretical basis for this primary discussion which questions the Heideggerian anxiety implications on citizenship expectancies. The final reflection emerges as a paradoxical question, in itself the manifestation of anguish, potentially existential anguish and an example of need for man before the public in its whole extension, because the existential anguish did not express itself simply veiled but as a lack.

Keywords : existential anguish; dasein; being-in-the world.

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