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Unformatted text preview: ii) Self-accountability actually translates into collective accountability iii) Forging a more responsible and authentic connection to the world d) Is existentialism merely a philosophy of the privileged? i) A “philosophy of contemplation” that ignores the realities of race, gender, and class? ii) In short, what can existentialism offer to the oppressed and privileged alike? III) An Existentialist Connection in the World a) Humanity’s Age-old Need for Connection i) Deep need to overcome sense of separation and aloneness (1) Sources of transitory union (2) “Pseudo-unity” through “herd conformity” (3) “Fusion without integrity” b) Existentialist Love as the Basis for Connection i) “Standing in love” vs. “Falling for love” (1) Not masochistic love (2) Not sadistic love ii) Existentialist approach to human connection (1) Knowing and loving someone “objectively”...
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This note was uploaded on 03/04/2011 for the course MMW 6 taught by Professor Chang during the Spring '08 term at UCSD.
- Spring '08