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Supernatural artisan enlightenment essence to man

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Supernatural artisan Enlightenment Essence to man without believing in God? Human nature o Typical cop-out o Define yourself as you life—there is not a predesigned being before We create the reason for our being Man and mankind Descartes, I think therefore I am The decisions you make are made in a public way Statement that other people will pick up on One is really not doing it for oneself Anguish Mankind is defined by man; anguish that one is responsible for determining mankind Responsibility to act and to live—not impossible to chose to live No real authority that you can rely on other than your own Abandonment God does not exist Values are dependent on us Nothing objective that we can hold on to Importance of feelings Actions determine your feelings not the other way around—choices we make Despair Anything aside from what is in your grasp is out of your hands
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You can only rely on your own abilities Act on things that only you can control Heidegger’s notion of contingency Hope that things are going to work out like they’re supposed to Marxism o As long as I think that this movement is likely to achieve this or that result, I will go along with it o My allegiance will stop once I do not think it will go on the path that I thought it was going on Relativistic philosophy Anything goes? You define what you do in life Everything is relative to the individual Notion of individuality Foundation I think therefore I am No end for man, always in the making All of our actions are always in the making Create your own system of morality just as an artist makes art Not premade Art is not evolving towards something either Always in the making Creative process Collective aspect Finding a world where other people’s freedoms confront ours Other peoples decisions affect ours People can’t discover truth without others Information What is it that we have in common with someone so different that enables us to understand them o Same shared experience is life and death o Need for food, shelter o Things that you need to survive o Conditions that we are all faced with o Takes back the extreme individualism that he begins with at the start of the essay Times we ought to judge people in terms of what they do that is good or bad? If people blow themselves up to say that they’re special, Sartre would find them reprehensible How you decide for others as well as yourself Accounts for free will but accounts for your choices
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