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What points do I make in arguing against Existentialism? 

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I think that one particular point that can be made in arguing against Existentialism is that it clings to the similar, false sense of reasoning that it claims of other modes of though.  Existentialism is certain in its belief that there is nothing outside of the individual.  It clings to this belief with absolute certainty.  A point can be made that Existentialism offers little in way of proof or evidence about this.  It simply asserts it as truth.  Its rejection of totality or transcendent notions of the good is only evident because of a perceived understanding.  Like its criticisms of transcendence as "bad faith," it does not offer anything of verifiable means....

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