Existentialism 12-7

Existentialism 12-7 - Existentialism 12/7/11 Simone de...

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Existentialism 12/7/11 Simone de Beauvoir - How to solve problem (prescriptions) o Women need to seek power first instead of happiness o Only gainful employment can guarantee her liberty in practice o Criticisms: too much like “be like men”, not respecting traditional female values Albert Camus - Only existential figure who was from an imporverished family(instead of a professional family that’s middle or upper class) - Poor European Algerians o Only one from Mediterranean as opposed to western Europe - Masters thesis The problem of evil - Christian Preoccupations o Gnostcism- everybody deserves to be damned, some people can get elevated- st Augustine o World ought to have a god but doesn’t o Acts as a minister to the damned. - Sartre refers to him as a moraliste - Apostle of the Absurd o 1937-1944 o The stranger Stance on god is that god doesn’t exist Mersault does not imagine beyond this life o A reaction to WWII But NOT despair, instead a sense of heroism and taking action
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This note was uploaded on 01/21/2012 for the course PHL 245 taught by Professor Dr.richardkamber during the Fall '10 term at TCNJ.

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