Sartre, Existentialism

Sartre spent much of his life as a public intellectual. How does Sartre’s existentialist philosophy affect his politics? If you applied Sartre’s existentialism to contemporary politics, what do youthink would be the outcome? Be sure to explain Sartrean...

Sartre, “The Look,” in Being and Nothingness.

In “The Look,” Sartre discusses how we gain reflective self consciousness. Explain Sartre’s theory. How might one object to this theory? How might Sartre defend his theory? Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex Beauvoir argues in the introduction to The Second Sex that...

Sartre

Explain what Sartre means when he says that we make our decisions and perform our actions in anguish, abandonment, and despair. Do you find his reasons for viewing human action in this way convincing? Defend your position by referring to some of his examples in...