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Simone De’ Beauvoir 19/11/2008 14:55:00 De’Beauvoir -Freedom is POSSIBILITY of creating value -Adolescence- children begin to appreciate that values are subjective -“discovers the human character of the reality about him” -adults make mistakes, contradictions -“eventually called to act in their operation’a -the denial of the freedom of others is an inauthentic attitude -“An ethics of ambiguity will be one which will refuse to deny a priori that  separate existents can, at the same time, be bound to each other, that their individual  freedoms can forge laws valid for all.” -children do not understand morals, implications of actions on own future -actions disclose values, but not all values are justifiable -recognition of the requirements of authentic action -children realize they are responsible for justifying their life -I am doing the right thing “The Ethics of Ambiguity” http://www.webster.edu/~corbetre/philosophy/existentialism/deb eauvoir/ambiguity.html -if you believe ethics are transcendent, reject possibility of freedom
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-meant to be an ethic based on Sartre’s “being and nothingness” -defending Sartre against criticisms, existentialist ethic, Marxist commentary,  comment on western philosophy -human beings reject being in order that there can be being -can give rise to values, morals, subjectivity -types of freedom= phenomenological, ontological Phenomenological -ambiguity results from a complex (2+ parts) phenomenon that can’t be  reduced -internality-“asserts a pure internality against which no external power can  take hold” -externality-the fragility of the body, weight of others on consciousness -body + consciousness inseparable -to be human means to be temporary -we are constantly changing and aware of that change -can not understand by freezing a moment -all references are to a past that didnt exist and a future that is not yet -important to consider -can not guarantee current action -humans are both individuals and part of a collective society -can not give precedence to either -Man, Sartre tells us, is "a being who makes himself a lack of being in order that there might be being."
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o -Man must realize he is not unchanging like items in order to be able to  say items are unchanging -bad faith-  “I fell in love”, “im an angry person” -nothing is forever -try to tell ourselves stories to guarantee a particular future -all from desire to “be” Desire Disclosure- Authenticity “To be” “Bad Faith”, Inauthenticity Interpretation
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