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Adam CroweExistentialism EssayWilmington UniversityEXISTENTIALISM1
During the twentieth century, the most significant philosophic movement was existentialism. Existentialism analyzed the individual nature of a person’s experience within an opposite world. The focus of this new philosophic movement were matters of individual freedom, responsibility, and choice. This means that an individual determines their own development through free will. Sartre was a large proponent of this new philosophy. He believed, unlike the well-known philosophers that came before him, that human beings were not set on a course by the divine. Rather, humans are simply body and matter. Each individual is the sum of their own individual actions. “We are what we choose to be” (Fiero, 2015). Sartre’s thinking was based on the idea that individuals have to make decisions at every turn in life, therefore, a predisposition of fate is nonsense. In addition, since the individual is solely responsible for their actions, they, themselves