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Fursorge
By way of contrast with Sorge, Martin Heidegger's word for the kind of care that is not supportive of the full human experience is called Fürsorge.


Fürsorge is the kind of concern and worry that demands that others conform to our wishes for them, and like an anxious parent, precludes the true development of the Other because it forbids the full exercise of that Other's choices.

Heidegger likened it to the kind of forestalling administrative functions that are found in bureaucratic social service behaviours.

See also Care and Sorge.
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