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Summary ☆ Existentialism Is a Humanism 102 ¸ ❰Ebook❯ ➠ Existentialism Is a Humanism Author Join or create book clubs – A new translation of two seminal works of existentialism It was to correct common misconceptions about his thought that Jean Paul Sartre the most dominent European inEncy of his death he would never end Choosing to be this or that is to affirm the value of what we choose In choosing therefore we commit not only ourselves but all of mankind This book presents a new English translation ofSartres lectureand his analysis of Camuss The Stranger along with a discussion of these works by acclaimed Sartre biographer Annie Cohen Solal This edition is a translation of the French edition which includes Arlette Elkam Sartres introduction and a A with Sartre about his lectu. Very great book I was intrigued about existentialism so I decided to read up on it First thing I noticed is that it's fairly difficult to read you have to be familiar with certain terms It was fine though I had a dictionary by my side I read this text twice to fully comprehend everything If you've read 'The Stranger' also called 'The Outsider' by Albert Camus there is a commentary on where Jean Paul Sartre analyses the book Very good book

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A new translation of two seminal works of existentialism It was to correct common misconceptions about his thought that Jean Paul Sartre the most dominent European intellectual of the post World War II decadesaccepted an invitation to speak on OctoberExistentialism Is PDF or at the Club Maintenant in Paris The unstated objective of his lecture Existentialism Is a Humanism was to expound his philosophy as a form of existentialism a term much bandied about at the time Sartre asserted that existential. The author philosopher Jean Paul Sartre gave a lecture followed by a uestion and answer session in Paris late in 1945 He set out to clearly define existentialism which even he admits during the talk is somewhat complicated by the fact that some approach existentialism from a religious point of view such as Jaspers and Dostoevsky while others approach existentialism from an atheistic point of view such as himself and Heidegger The transcription of that lecture which is said to be lightly edited by Sartre himself makes up the text of this book including a section for the and A that followsThe guiding principle of existentialism according to Sartre is as follows “Existence precedes essence”Simply put Sartre wants his listenerreader to understand that we have the power to shape our own lives through our choices In that sense we are a blank canvas waiting for the artist ourselves to create our own masterpiece For example we may not have control over how our boss treats us at work but we have complete control of how we respond and how we act in the first placeThis concept of being in control of the direction of our lives via the choices that we make can be very comforting for some and it can be very disconcerting for others Sometimes it may be easier to say“Well I wasn’t the only one speeding It’s just bad luck that I was the one that was caught”It’s actually not bad luck at all You made the choice to speed and as a direct result you were pulled over and received that speeding ticketUltimately the philosophy reduces to choiceI would recommend this book for anyone who wants to better understand existentialism Since this was written as a lecture the style is conversational and therefore it makes a complicated topic very easy and pleasant to read

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Existentialism Is a HumanismIsm was essentially a doctrine for philosophers though ironically he was about to make it accessible to a general audienceThe published text of his lectureuickly became one of the bibles of existentialism and made Sartre an international celebrity The idea of freedom occupies the center of Sartres doctrine Man born into an empty godless universe is nothing to begin with He creates his essencehis self his beingthrough the choices he freely makes existence precedes essence Were it not for the conting. This short book provides an introduction to the philosophy of existentialism as understood by Jean Paul Sartre Sartre provides a broad definition of existentialism is a doctrine that makes human life possible and also affirms that every truth and every action imply an environment and a human subjectivity It is an atheistic philosophy that does support free will and states the first effect of existentialism is to make every man conscious of what he is and to make him solely responsible for his own existenceIt is a somewhat interesting primer and the important thing to acknowledge is not so much this particular philosophy but the importance of philosophy in general The whole of idea that life is absurd does not appeal to me nor does most of what else is written by Sartre but it is important to consider different viewpoints when trying to determine the truth and this book contributes to that search and is therefore important and worth reading not to mention it can be read in a single afternoon