NOTES - Simone De’ Beauvoir 14:55:00 ← De’Beauvoir ←-Freedom is POSSIBILITY of creating value ← ←-Adolescence children begin to

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Unformatted text preview: 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 ←-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." 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 ←-freedom (choice) is the condition for the possibility of value and evaluating...
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This note was uploaded on 07/06/2010 for the course PAR 213 taught by Professor Eshleman during the Fall '08 term at University of North Carolina Wilmington.

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NOTES - Simone De’ Beauvoir 14:55:00 ← De’Beauvoir ←-Freedom is POSSIBILITY of creating value ← ←-Adolescence children begin to

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