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Jean-Paul Sartre

Sartre uses these three similar terms to define very specific things so that he can clarify very specific emotions. Anguish, forlornness, and despair all have similar denotations, but Sartre uses...

Latest answer posted November 11, 2019 8:34 pm UTC

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Jean-Paul Sartre

Sartre's quote here seems paradoxical in that it equates one's self and identity to that of the race of humanity as a whole. Obviously, to say that someone's responsibility over their self is...

Latest answer posted April 10, 2019 3:06 pm UTC

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Jean-Paul Sartre

Perhaps one of the most famous lines attributed to Sartre is "man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does." Sartre's notion of freedom...

Latest answer posted February 14, 2020 4:46 am UTC

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Jean-Paul Sartre

Sartre thought that meaning is essentially unfixed. Humans give an order and meaning to the world. We do not make the world, but we do give it meaning. To use the old example, if a tree falls in...

Latest answer posted March 5, 2013 2:56 am UTC

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Jean-Paul Sartre

What Sartre understands by freedom is the unique ability of human beings to rise above their given condition. Plants, rocks, and animals don't have this ability, only humans. Contrary to what...

Latest answer posted July 10, 2019 1:15 pm UTC

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Jean-Paul Sartre

Existentialism does not occur in a vacuum. Granted, it is not a church or a prescriptive ideology, but it is born by a community into a community. Paul Tillich says it is the "natural ally of...

Latest answer posted March 18, 2010 10:03 pm UTC

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Jean-Paul Sartre

Existentialism is a cultural, literary, and philosophical movement that arose largely as a reaction to the unreflective optimism and belief in progress of the nineteenth century. It is not a set of...

Latest answer posted January 20, 2018 8:09 am UTC

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Jean-Paul Sartre

Jean-Paul Sartre was a French writer, philosopher, and political activist who was widely influential in the burgeoning existentialist movement of the twentieth-century. Existentialists believe that...

Latest answer posted July 23, 2018 11:51 pm UTC

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Jean-Paul Sartre

Jean-Paul Sartre (1905–1980) was a French writer and existentialist who was the recipient of the 1964 Nobel Prize for Literature. Among the many topics Sartre examined in his voluminous writings...

Latest answer posted October 5, 2018 6:33 pm UTC

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Jean-Paul Sartre

Reflecting his views on existential responsibility, in "What is Literature?", Sartre proposes that the author and reader ideally engage in a dialectical "going-and-coming" relationship: It is the...

Latest answer posted March 15, 2013 7:16 pm UTC

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Jean-Paul Sartre

The distinction between a choice in which the consequences fall on one's own shoulders and a choice in which the consequences fall on the shoulders of others is a meaningless distinction in the...

Latest answer posted July 23, 2019 10:38 pm UTC

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