Sartre - Sartre 11/19 Similarity with Nietzsche -...

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Sartre 11/19 Similarity with Nietzsche - Skepticism about progress in modern era - WWI, WWII (worse) – not progress, progress in suffering maybe Existentialism - Means something very specific, philosophical, simple - Existence before essence - Understood in contrast to essentialism - Human beings exist before their essences, they are responsible for creating the essences they become Sartre - Emphasizes responsibility, freedom - N- guilt trip, hyper-developed sense of responsibility, no freedom Human Life - Humans’ concept proceeds their essence - To Sartre, human beings are not naturally like this - Atheist branch of existentialism - Existence of God given w/ notion of free will Essentialism - Artifact, Essence precedes existence - Use defines Determined - Objects Existentialism - Humanity, Existence precedes essence - Self defined, first exist then decide ourselves Freedom and responsibility, dignity - Subjects Philosophical realization of Existentialism - Cartesian cogoto - Realization that I exist as a self
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This note was uploaded on 03/04/2009 for the course PHL 303 taught by Professor Leon during the Fall '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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