death’s certainty – that it is possible at any moment

“Thus the Everyone covers up what is peculiar about the certainty of death – the fact that death is possible at any moment. Along with the certainty of death goes the indefiniteness of its ‘when.’ ”

Martin Heidegger, Being and Time

/Husserl underlines:/

“death’s certainty – that it is possible at any moment

/In the left margin:/

But here, precisely in phenomenological terms, something else comes into consideration. Death is intertwined with chance and, in general, with the “contingency” of the duration of one’s life.

Edmund Husserl, Psychological and Transcendental Phenomenology and the Confrontation with Heidegger 1927-1931, p. 359

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