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    EAPP- Essence Precedes Existence Piamonte, Christine Joy Andes, Camille Zabala, Bianca ABM -11- D Essence Precedes Existence Jean Paul Sartre (1905 – 1980), French philosopher, attempting to define existentialism said that all existentialists believed that “existence precedes essence.” We are all born (existence) into a meaningless and absurd world and it is necessary for us to create our own meaning (essence) out of this reality. Sartre lived during the Enlightenment-influenced Modern Era where belief in science trumped belief in religion. Science could explain everything. What we experience with the senses is what is real, everything else is fiction. We live and we die, there is nothing eternal. All we have is our life, and that life is meaningless unless we create our own meaning. Nietzsche,…

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    leader of the Nazi Party. One question arises when discussing the immoral things that this one man did to humanity and that is was Hitler born with the mindset that he had to kill off all those innocent people or was he 100 percent in control of choosing his destiny? This brings up a very controversial issue as many believe that man has the freedom to do what he pleases and to define himself by his own choices, while others believe that man is born with a set purpose in life and cannot stray…

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    Sometimes it is easier to blame other for our wrongdoings, than to admit to oneself and taking full responsibility for our own actions. In the book Existentialism and Human Emotions, the author, Jean-Paul Sartre address the statement, “existence precedes essence” and makes two logical conclusions such as freedom and responsibility that ties to the concepts of anguish, forlornness, and despair. The understanding of “existentialism precedes essence” is an awareness that there is no predefined…

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    This paper offers an analysis of Jean-Paul Sartre perspective of ‘existential humanism’ in order to argue that this view of existential is very optimistic and it poses a problem for individuals. The central theme in Sartre’s work is that man is born into a void where there is nothing, including God. As a result, man creates the self and his essence. The free choices he makes. In making choices, man is not only committing to himself but to all of mankind. In Sartre’s existentialism, “existence…

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    and the individuality of the existence of man. The peculiarity and the individuality of the existence of man does not effaced in front of the Infinite Supreme Being or Āllāh even after the attainment of the salvation. There is a strong emphasis on the peculiarity and the individuality of the existence of man in the Iqbalian philosophy. Thus, the second view that Nirvāna is the extinction of the total human existence also goes against the Iqbalian Views of man. Thus, we have seen that the…

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    There was a need for the paper knife and therefore man produced this item. Additionally, the same could be said for a microwave that man has created with a purpose to heat food. Therefore, the creator has an idea, purpose, and conception to make the microwave or a paper knife in order for the creation to come into existence. This idea also applies to humans. From the Christian view God made humans for a purpose to fulfill God’s will. However, from the atheist viewpoint there is no God that…

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    with Maria. The principle of “ex nihilo nihil” is quite important to his argument about the perfection of the world. It is impossible that the world could be created from nothing, since, according to Parmenides, “what is not” cannot exist. From this premise, he argues that since there is nothing that can be called what-is-not the world cannot have any deficiencies, since deficiency would imply the existence of “what-is-not. While this argument is logical, the next step he takes is less…

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    anything else in existence, given they probably don 't even exist. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ One is to live forever, to never die. I will never kill myself. This is absolute with my current state of mind, of course I can change in time however I want to hold on to this one, of many parts of my mind. The reason behind saying this is because many people ask: "Living forever would suck,…

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    definition based on the subject matter is a continuing search or quest that makes progress but never arrives at the absolute truth. What leads those in science is the philosophy of naturalism that does not give advise the existence of anything supernatural at any time in history. Religion can be defined as a system of beliefs relating to transcendent realities concerning the purpose and meaning in the world, expressed in social practices. There is always room for debate on how religious factors…

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    A paradoxical question has arisen from many philosophers’ musings: what is reality? Plato gives his version of the answer in his anxiety-inducing “Allegory of the Cave”. In a dark cave, Plato depicts prisoners who have been “chained so that they cannot move, and can only see” what is in front of them (Plato). With this restriction in movement, they are only able to see the shadows of “men passing along the wall carrying all sorts of vessels, and statues and figures of animals” (Plato). These…

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