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Stuff On the assessments and that enigmatic reference to „circumstances of life” Film tonight (?) Fight Club KERR 293 Films generally Readings Shenk readings (online, 2 pdfs) “The Desire to be God” “Freedom and Responsibility”
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Existentialism and the Human How do we approach the question of the meaning of being? Where to start? Essences: God, spirit, evolution Five interwoven themes Existence precedes essence Time matters (not yet, present, already done) Humanism Freedom/responsibility Ethics
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Existence precedes essence “We mean that man first of all exists, encounters himself, surges up in the world – and defines himself afterwards. If man as the existentialist sees him is not definable, it is because to begin with he is nothing. He will not be anything until later, and then he will be what he makes of himself. Thus, there is no human nature,
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2010 for the course RST RST 110 taught by Professor Elmore during the Fall '10 term at UC Davis.

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