phi247 10.30 - PHI 247 10.30.07 One can never fully count...

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PHI 247 10.30.07 One can never fully count on an absolute justification for a proposed course of action beforehand : (a) The principles may be too general or abstract (b) They may conflict (c) One can only have real feelings about things that have already occurred Abandonment : the fact that one is left alone to do with the freedom and responsibility of one’s own choices and actions; and this brings a sense of anguish with it Bad faith : the denial of our own existence as free, conscious, self determining human subjects Condition of despair (fr. Despoir: “without hope”): One has to act without the hope, without the illusion that someone else could relieve us of our own painful responsibility to choose a course of action Nov 1 – Anti-Semitic Jew Nov 6 – “ 8 – In class discussion 13 – Test #2 (Camus, Sartre) 15 – Lecture on Edmund Husserl (No assignment) 20 – Being + Nothingness The individual constructs his own character or personal being. One’s essential being is not pre- determined, it’s rather chosen and made through living in the world according to the existentialist. The world which has it’s own dimensions and characteristics. Although the human condition is universal (we all live, die, work), the essentials are not. If we are responsible for our own actions, we need to follow a guide of action. We submit ourselves to these rules to which we adopt, if we claim we are ethical individuals. If we do this, we are implicitly
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