Existentialism and Human emotions

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Patricia Abrudan On Existentialism and Human Emotions by Sartre It appears that Sartre has written the book Existentialism and Human Emotions to help the world see and understand existentialism better. In the beginning of the book, he discusses what the world sees existentialism as. Quickly he begins to explain what existentialism really is and shows that the world views existentialism as negative because they don't understand what it is. Therefore, it is made out to be very unattractive because things that are not understood in society are often ridiculed or made to look bad. Sartre describes different individuals that are all existentialists, this includes Christians and non- Christians like himself. He makes it understood that being an atheistic existentialist makes a lot more sense for many reasons. I believe this is true because the idea of existentialism is that existence precedes essence which means that man exists(appears on the scene) but only afterwords begins to define himself. Sartre shows this with the quote: “Man is nothing else but what he makes of himself.” In other words man will be what he plans to be. This means that man does what he needs to do on
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This note was uploaded on 05/04/2011 for the course PHL 180A taught by Professor Miller during the Fall '10 term at Miami University.

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