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#21 How do Sartre’s views relate to Nietzsche’s writings on the theme of “God is dead”? do you find Sartre’s resulting views persuasive?-we’ve abandoned faith but we still live in a ‘god shadow – god is dead but we still live our lives with rituals and customs that go as if god were still in our lives. -His views are that with no god, we cannot live by theological concepts either. Ie. justifiacation for the way we act, the way we are and our morals cant rely on religious doctrines. Like Nietzche, Sartre maintains the absence of God in his view-Nietzsche explains that the needs of humanity help shape our morals as we evaluate and rank our human drives and actions. But Sartre reasonst aht we should act in such that humanity could guide itself by our actions. Nietxsche reasons that justification does not explain why we engaged in certain activites because without God our mroals don’t just fade away. Similarly Sartre gives us the impression that morality can survive in the absence of God because it is up to us to choose the way we act. -Nietzsche expresses eccitement over the posibiltiy of an atheirisctic system – where new ideas and ways of living – whether for better or for wrose- can start to happen and create new and evolved lifestyles. This exraploates to Sartres views in having to take responsibility for our own acitons. That god does not exist and we have to face all consequenes of this “Sartre contrasts this to the sort of secular ethics which would like to abolish god with the ideas possible expense to live in a godless world but keep his shadow”-A priori relate to reasoning or knowledge that proceeds from theoretical deductionVERSUS observation or experience-Important to make an informed and free choice. We get to create life’s meaning by making free choices.
-Sartre explains how for the tought minded – like Nietzsche – it can be exhilarating – but this tough mind-Like Nietzsche, the importance of science and self creation is that we have to all the fats and make a factual and informed free choice. If not we are scrums and cowards. -I find both philosophers to be allies of one another and each completement their iews. That you are responsible for your own actions and that you need the truth of knowledgesand research and freedom in order to make something of yourself without a theological context-Sartre complements Nietxsches’ views that in a ‘godless’ world, everything we do, the lives that we choose to make are based on us solely. . Moralirt can survive in the absence of god because its up to us to choose Justification for the way we act, nietsche, the way we are and our morals are on us. We can turn tolegitimize our bheavaior. On one hand, nietxche explains that he needs of humanity help shape our morals as we evaluate and rank our human drives. On the other hands, Sartre reasosn that we should act in such that humanity guides itself by our actions, versus shaping our morals based on our drives.