Essays Tagged: "Sartre"

Absolute Responsibility for All ?

AbsoluteResponsibility for All ?Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980) was a French philosopher who believed in existentialism. He was also an atheist. ... lism to the public. In "III. Freedom And Responsibility" of his essay Being and Nothingness, (1943) Sartre's argument states that since there is no God, human beings must give meaning to their own liv ... solute responsibility is "simply the logical requirement of the consequences of our freedom" (708). Sartre's argument of being mobilized in war is consistent with his theory of absolute responsibility ...

(4 pages) 110 0 3.9 Nov/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Existentialism and Theatre.

stentialists felt that adopting a socialor political cause was one way of giving purpose to a life. Sartre iswell known for the "Theatre engage" or Theatre 'committed', which issupposedly committed to ... tted to social and/or political action.One of the major playwrights during this period was Jean-PaulSartre. Sartre had been imprisoned in Germany in 1940 but managed toescape, and become one of the le ...

(2 pages) 79 0 4.6 Nov/2003

Subjects: Art Essays

Being and nothing ness - J.P. Sartre the topic is bad faith

In the play No Exit, Sartre examines the question of existence and essence through the actions of Garcin, Inez, and Estel ... ch individual's consciousness and the "other" part of him/herself that observes that consciousness, Sartre creates a situation where each character must ignore or accept the judgment of the other two. ... er than his own judgment. He lets her define his essence, or personal characteristics, and thus, in Sartre's definition, has "bad faith."Sartre uses exposition to introduce his audience to each charac ...

(6 pages) 121 0 4.6 Dec/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

The Dangers of Objectification

ssifying an individual. The first is that an individual is not so easily crammed into a verbal box. Sartre would say that this is a way of objectifying the person under consideration. To say that I am ...

(3 pages) 32 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Sartre's Existentialism. - How should an existentialist live according to Sartre? To what extent do you agree?

Sartre's existentialism is a humanistic philosophy that attempts to explain man's freedom and how he ... he knowledge that this freedom exists. It is based upon the idea that "existence precedes essence", Sartre explains this by saying "it means, first of all, man exists, turns up, appears on the scene, ... ene, and only afterwards, defines himself." In the text "Free will, self construction and Anguish", Sartre defends a number of claims bought against existentialism, and it is in this text that we are ...

(4 pages) 209 0 3.9 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

"Muy Contento" de Ana María Matute: El Tema de Existencialismo

os para aceptar las ideas de existencialismo estaban Pascal, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, y Heidegger.Sartre, un filósofo francés, dio el significado a la palabra "existencialismo" cuando empezó a in ... aracterísticas individuales, o su esencia, en vez de ser definido antes de su existencia. Escribe Sartre "El hombre no es otra cosa que lo que él se hace." (36) No hay nada "objetivo" sobre la e ...

(6 pages) 25 0 0.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Existentialism and Existentialism in plays

stentialists felt that adopting a social or political cause wasone way of giving purpose to a life. Sartre is well known for the "Theatreengage" or Theatre 'committed', which is supposedly committed t ... itted to socialand/or political action.On of the major playwrights during this period was Jean-Paul Sartre.Sartre had been imprisoned in Germany in 1940 but managed to escape, andbecome one of the lea ...

(2 pages) 45 0 4.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Jean-Paul Sartre

Sartre is arguably the best known philosopher of the twentieth century. His unfaltering pursuit of p ... festo for the Existentialist movement, the transcript of this lecture was the only publication that Sartre openly regretted seeing in print. And yet it continues to be the major introduction to his ph ... rt is the clarity with which it exhibits the major tenets of existentialist thought while revealing Sartre's attempt to broaden its social application in response to his Communist and Catholic critics ...

(20 pages) 200 1 5.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

The Challenges of English Composition Course

deas so foreign to what normally fill my day. It's difficult to consider, for example, the merit of Sartre's existential philosophy, when for the last ten years the most complex issue I've dealt with ... ional comments, such as "Reconsider Macel's argument," and "It appears you had some difficulty with Sartre!" But I'm waiting for the day when I see, "You idiot! How could you possibly think that!" emb ...

(2 pages) 39 0 1.0 Jun/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Analysis of "No Exit", and Existentialism.

"No Exit's" central themes of freedom and responsibility come from Sartre's doctrine that existence precedes essence. Sartre believed that a being-for-itself differed ... e willing to condemn themselves in order to avoid being free.This emphasis on bad faith establishes Sartre's underlying argument of the play: "Hell is other people." Using only three people and an emp ... underlying argument of the play: "Hell is other people." Using only three people and an empty room, Sartre evokes scenes of utter torture and despair. Garcin and Estelle refuse to let go of their past ...

(1 pages) 44 1 5.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Contemporary Philosophy

Satre's Conception of the Work of Art.

We will first discuss what Sartre means by existentialism by expounding his twofold conception of being after which we will und ... also substantiate his view that there is no transition between the state of imagination and reality.Sartre maintains that existentialism is a doctrine that does render human life possible; a doctrine ... ery action imply both an environment and human subjectivity. In order to expound human subjectivity Sartre starts with a categorical rejection of the traditional philosophical dictum of being and appe ...

(6 pages) 50 0 4.7 Oct/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Works of Art


"Existence precedes essence." (Sartre, 103) Essentially the atheistic ideology that asserts an unlimited potential for freedom. "No ... dom. "Nothing else than the attempt to draw all the consequences of a coherent atheistic position" (Sartre, 111). Some 18th century philosophers like Nietzsche deny God but still contend that there is ... f God" that is prevalent enough to be a basis for our so called collective "human nature." However, Sartre sees it as problematic to deny god but to revert to this notion of "human nature", one that m ...

(6 pages) 56 0 5.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

"The Outsider" - I Am Me

his fascination liberates him. He experiences the "divine irresponsibility" of the condemned man." (Sartre; 1943)Mersault is an "absurd" man. He lives his life as though it were almost pointless and c ...

(2 pages) 14 0 0.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Short Essay (2 Page) on Existentialism

e world on their own. There have been many faces to existentialism, such as Kierkegaard, Heidegger, Sartre and Husserl.Kierkegaard, who was born in 1813 and died in 1855, and was not alive long enough ... an create a concept or an idea. This idea is explained even deeper by a philosopher named Jean-Paul Sartre, that "existence is prior to essence." This idea conceives itself as being something that onl ...

(2 pages) 94 0 4.8 May/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Moral Relativity And The Aztec Culture

e philosophy is often a fallacy in another. Such is the case when we compare the views of Plato and Sartre in regard to the Aztec culture. Viewing the Aztecs from the perspective of Sartre, we see a s ... is moral structure of the world, but in Plato's opinion the Aztecs were a culture in moral disarray.Sartre has a relatively simple definition of what moral action is. According to Sartre, existence pr ...

(3 pages) 10 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays


th atheism, but they are wrong. The truth is that the majority of existentialists are not atheists. Sartre, which we place among atheists, stress that central concern of philosophy is human existence. ... e is absurd and unjustified. Therefore, the goal of human being is to justify his/her existence.(2) Sartre believes that there are those in our history who have established a religion to reassure noth ...

(7 pages) 34 0 4.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Existentialism In No Exit

ism in No Exit What would your Hell be like? Devils, flames, deep red and hot? No Exit by Jean-Paul Sartre shows exactly what his metaphorical hell would be like. It combines the philosophies of exist ... It combines the philosophies of existentialism with dramatic irony to create a Hell in the eyes of Sartre. In this work he places three characters in Hell where they are doomed to spend eternity toge ...

(4 pages) 33 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy


r fully realizes and understands that the lie is in fact false, and therefore, is true to him self. Sartre says that the "inner-disposition" of the liar is truth. The liar, in the state that he knows ... th must be conscious that he practices bad faith, as being conscious is consciousness of being, but Sartre feels that mauvaise foi is the exception. He calls it an "evanescent phenomenon" that "exists ...

(2 pages) 8 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Fanon and the Modern World

it speeds toward the strategic denationalization of state sovereignty” (Fanon, Philcox, & Sartre p. xi).Fanon’s ideology for others seems irrelevant as far as today’s problems are ... here is no way that colonizer and the colonized will be reconciled due to the conflict of interest. Sartre as the co-author of the book presented the view of French theorist Jean-Jacques Rousseau that ...

(13 pages) 26 0 3.0 Nov/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Existentialism in "The Seventh Seal"

n.ExistentialismThe term "existentialism" was explicitly adopted as a self-description by Jean-Paul Sartre, and through the wide dissemination of the postwar literary and philosophical output of Sartr ... seen as precursors for the movement, which is as much a literary phenomenon as a philosophical one. Sartre's own ideas were and are better known through his fictional works than through his more purel ...

(17 pages) 27 0 0.0 May/2009

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis