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Unformatted text preview: list “Existence precedes Existence essence...” a thing, a essence...” An essence is the true nature of An fixed set of qualities that define an object or event event All of philosophy prior to existentialism All focused on essences, especially human essence essence Existentialism affirms that existence Existentialism precedes essence precedes Philosophy has never investigated the Philosophy concrete reality of human existence concrete Themes of Existentialism Existentialism Existence Precedes Essence I am nothing else but my own conscious existence Anguish Despair and uneasiness pervade life because of its emptiness Absurdity There is no explanation for human existence Nothingness There are no structures that define my existence Death The ultimate nothingness is just as absurd as life Alienation There is an unbridgeable gap between our consciousness and the rest of There the world the...
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This note was uploaded on 03/29/2014 for the course PHIL 1301 taught by Professor Lolly during the Spring '10 term at Lone Star College System.

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