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A person is always responsible for the choices he or she has made 2. One can only be defined by one's actions. 3. Universal subjectivity (an action is entirely based on how one interprets it) 4. (According to Sarte) Since existence precedes essence, therefore there is no such thing as a "human nature", as one chooses to act differently accordingly to his or her own set of beliefs. II. Modernism: A. Refers to the necessity of an individual rejecting previous tradition, and by creating individual techniques, producing work, which is original to that artist B. Sought to reach down to basic perceptual and primitive, in the sense of being fundamental, realities C. In the cultural historical sense is generally defined as the new artistic and literary styles that emerged in the decades before 1914 as artists rebelled against traditional efforts to portray reality as accurately as possible D. An example of a new way of expressing reality in literature was stream of consciousness , which seeks to describe an individual's point of view by giving the written equivalent of the character's thought processes E. Major 20 th Century events that influenced the development of Existentialism and Modernism include: 1. World War I and World War II with their brutality and carnage led many 20 th century thinkers to reject a. traditional values such as nationalism and patriotism b. a belief in religion and God c. capitalist free market economies in favor of communism and socialism 1
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  • Fall '17
  • Cliff Tyndall
  • History, Existentialism, Jean-Paul Sarte

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