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Unformatted text preview: 11-16-09 Philosophy Notes Page 1 ← Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1981) • Lecture given in October 1945 • German occupation of France 1940-1944 • Catholics and communists object to existentialism: • Quietism • Pessimism • Individualism • Immortality/Relativism 3 slogans: 1. Existence precedes essence • “paper cutter” (letter opener) • essence = idea • existence = production • God is the creator/producer of everything • the idea/essence pre-existed in God’s mind • for humans, this idea is “human nature” • you determine your own purpose through actions 2. • 3. • ...
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course PHIL 120 taught by Professor Michelman during the Fall '09 term at Wofford.

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