Unformatted text preview: Existence precedes essence we are free and in control. This simply states that there is no determinism, man is free to choose their own destiny. Life is not predetermined, it is controlled by the decisions that we are free to make. Satre an atheist states that God does not exist. He says that if there is no God then there is at least one being whos existence precedes essence. God did not define humans because man was born into earth and at that point defined who he was. Mans nature and essence is determined after one is born into conciseness. Satre also says that we are condemned to be free. We are condemned to choose because we did not choose to be born our parents chose and forced us to come alive. Once we are born though we are accountable and responsible for everything we do. We are in absolute power to choose who we are and cannot avoid this choice. Satre states that we always choose well and never choose who we are and cannot avoid this choice....
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This note was uploaded on 02/06/2011 for the course PHIL 102 taught by Professor Peter during the Spring '07 term at San Diego State.
- Spring '07