Sartre Absolute Freedom Analysis

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Sartre's "Absolute Freedom " is exceptionally insightful and empowering. He provides his views on why he believes that free will exists. Sartre goes on to explain that just because we are free doesn’t mean we get away with doing anything. In fact, he claims that we are responsible for every choice we make. Because of this Sartre claimed that we are “Condemned to be free.” Sartre's views may be viewed as liberating and logical, but our knowledge of the world firmly supports that we may not be as free as he artistically expressed. Sartre believed that all men are free. He held that we do not make our choices because of a deity’s commands. Sartre believes in no god. Additionally, Sartre maintained that we do not make our decisions because of our nature or our nurture (two of the main deterministic arguments). He believed that choices are entirely our responsibility. Suicide and not choosing are choices as well. Furthermore, Sartre thought that, because there is no god to use humans as specific tools with a purpose, we are forced to be free to make our own. Humans create meaning for themselves through their actions. Although there are a lot of influences on those …show more content…
The consequences of our actions can be drastic and would most likely change the way we view ourselves. In living a life with Sartre’s philosophy would mature a person quickly. However, taking full responsibility for the consequences of your actions may not be entirely the correct to do. There are so many influences on the result of an action that it would be ridiculous to assume responsibility for a consequence, good or bad. A counter argument may be “Well, what if a person takes responsibility for only their part in the consequence?” That would be a better way to go about doing things; however, in most circumstances, it is nearly impossible to tell how much influence a person has had. Having Sartre’s perspective isn’t all that healthy either (Kunst

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