Jean Paul Sartre Existentialism

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Jean-Paul Sartre was an atheist French philosopher. He is known for the book he had written based on a lecture he had given called “Existentialism is a Humanism”. The reason why only little has been written about this book is because Sartre himself ended up regretting the publication of the book due to criticism and later retracted parts from it. In this book he talks about how a persons goals in life, character, doings etc. cannot be dictated by anything or anyone but themselves. He rejects what he terms “deterministic excuses” as he says that instead of blaming their actions or behaviour, they should take responsibility for it. Sartre believed that we as individuals have no certain way of formulating morality. He mentioned that if we follow a moral system or religion, we are acting in “bad faith” by denying that we have the responsibility for our choices and actions. This all leads back to the philosophy of God and Knowledge. In order for a human being to have good morals, one must be educated. It is human nature to distinguish right …show more content…
As a person who thinks more practically, everything that Sartre wrote makes complete sense to me. His work is on point although I may disagree a little to certain points such as his claims that there is no creator which makes me wonder what he thought of when he would think how the universe was created, the fact that he’s an atheist so because of his lack of faith in God, he has nothing to look for and therefore feels lonely. It depends on how each person looks at morality, religion, and faith. Sartre’s writing may not be accepted by most as he does not approve or believe in religion at all; and the fact that we live in a world that relies so much on religion, would receive a lot of criticism for his work as being atheist based and not concrete. Nevertheless, he was a person with high intellectual who is also called the philosopher of the 20th

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