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Unformatted text preview: Sartres point is that it is up to you to decide what to do with these experiences. You can use them in a negative way, or in a positive way, and for that choice, you are fully responsible. existence precedes essence . [p. 314] By this, Sartre means that we first simply exist find ourselves born into a world not of our own choosing and then create an identity for ourselves through our actions .- Sartre introduces the term bad faith to refer to the state one is in when he tries to avoid facing up to responsibility for his actions.-Authenticity is an acceptance of ones freedom, and a recognition that human beings are the absolute origin of, and solely responsible for, their actions. determinism-- the view that every event has a cause -- is true. Incompatibilists (or hard determinists) hold that free will is incompatible with determinism. So if determinism is true, we are not free. Compatibilists (or soft determinists) hold that free will is compatible with determinism. So we can be free even if determinism is true....
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This note was uploaded on 01/20/2011 for the course HPL hpl 112 taught by Professor Gitsoulis during the Spring '10 term at Stevens.
- Spring '10
- Critique of Pure Reason