Sartre'S Essays

People who would otherwise have led relatively uneventful lives had been forced to think about issues of integrity and betrayal in relation to the Occupation, the Resistance and the Vichy Government.The truth about the horrors of Auschwitz and Dachau was emerging; the atom bomb had been dropped for the first time – evidence of the human capacity for evil and destruction was everywhere.Philosophical, and in particular moral, questions were no longer of merely academic interest.And this incredible burden of responsibility that the free man has to bear is what relegates him to constant anguish.Jean-Paul Sartre decried the idea of living without pursuing freedom.Your complimentary articles You’ve read one of your four complimentary articles for this month. To have complete access to the thousands of philosophy articles on this site, please is probably the most widely read of all Sartre’s philosophical writings, and it is certainly one of his more accessible pieces; yet surprisingly little has been written about it.One explanation for this may be that Sartre himself came to regret the publication of the book and later repudiated parts of it.But even where Sartre’s philosophy is obviously flawed, as it certainly is in was first presented as a public lecture at the Club Maintenant in Paris in October 1945.This was a time of great intellectual ferment and guarded optimism: Paris had been liberated from the Nazi Occupation and reprisals against collaborators were being meted out.As Simone de Beauvoir, Sartre’s lifelong companion records in her diary, , neither she nor Sartre relished the term (which was probably first coined by Gabriel Marcel in 1943 when he used it speaking of Sartre), but decided to go along with it: “In the end, we took the epithet that everyone used for us and used it for our own purposes”. Sartre explicitly addressed this question in his lecture, describing existentialism as “the least scandalous and the most austere” (p.26) of teachings, and one only really intended for technicians and philosophers.He stated that the common denominator of the so called existentialists was their belief that for human beings “existence comes before essence” (p.26).

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