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“What we choose is always the better; and nothing can be better for us unless it is better for all.” That is from page five from “Existentialism is a Humanism,” which we read and discussed on Monday. I know that I talked about this passage a good bit on Monday but after looking at the passage I still do not think that anyone can really think that this is a universal truth like Sartre does. Someone’s choice to commit murder is never the best thing for the person who died so it is therefore not better for all. Furthermore, it is not better for the people around him like his family who morns his death and has to bury him. He could leave behind children and a wife who relied on his income and support. Why was the Holocaust, a choice by a country to exterminate a certain group, better for all? I do not think that Jews that went through this atrocity agree that it benefited them in any way. You can say good things came out of it later down the road but what about the people who
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This lab report was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course HON 101 taught by Professor Weber during the Spring '08 term at Ole Miss.

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