Jean-Paul Sartre

Jean-Paul Sartre - Jean-Paul Sart re(1905-1980 Resistance...

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Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980) Novelist, playwright, activist, public intellectual, existentialist, member of the Resistance Being and Nothingness (1943) Existentialism is a Humanism (1946) Studied in Germany w/ Heidegger Intentionality Person looking at tree The object or intention of their thought is the tree The object of thought is the thing that we are thinking about. You can’t think about nothing The essence of thought is that it is always thought about something “En-soi” (in itself) vs. “pour-soi” (for itself) Inert objects (tables, chairs) exist in and of themselves They have being in themselves Consciousness or thought does not have being the same way that inert object do Thought only exists through other things
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Thought must be about something else When one is unconscious, there is no thought Thought is not nothing; it is a ‘non-thing’ Nothingness and consciousness Being and Nothingness = Stuff and Consciousness We are responsible for how we see the world around us This is where freewill comes from One word to describe his Philosophy “Freewill” Sartre (Part I I) “Existence precedes essence” (p. 13)
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