Doing vs. Being/ Being vs. Becoming.?

Can you give me some philosophers that have tackled this metaphysical question?

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  • 7 years ago
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    "To be is to do!" - Socrates

    "To do is to be!" - Jean Paul Sartre

    "Do be do be do!" - Frank Sinatra

    Are you simply asking for names? Any philosopher worthy of the name has examined what you suggest!

    Philosophy is 'original critical thought';

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    "...philosophers and not "philosophologists", a term coined by Robert Pirsig ("Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance", "Lila") to denote people who study other people's philosophy but cannot do philosophy themselves. He also says that most people who consider themselves philosophers are actually philosophologists. The difference between a philosopher and a philosophologist is like the difference between an art and aesthetics; one does and the other studies what the other does and theorizes about it."

  • 7 years ago

    Elliot said Be still Yet move This is doing Vs Being mentally still physically active We have two aspects the body the mind the intellect which are all the time Becoming = Changing= but we the Eternal Existence Awareness =the reality of us is Being= not subject to becoming =which does not change

  • 7 years ago

    Being is to be at the present moment in the now in your most natural state or in the state of the true self.. Our true nature is peace, silence and stillness.. being in that state is just "being".. and has many benefits such as increasing our mental and spiritual powers as wells as gives us so much wisdom. That state is called "soul-consciousness"

    "Becoming" means to change from your fake egoistic state to the natural egoless true state which is mentioned above.

    "Doing" is to perfom actions in the state of "being".. thus the actions will be virtuous because the true self's inherent qualities are virtues.

    Source(s): Raja Yoga meditation
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