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Understanding Sartre: Existentialism is a Humanism
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Series: Understanding Philosophy, Book 9. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,450. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Ethics & moral philosophy
In 'Existentialism is a Humanism', Jean-Paul Sartre defended existential philosophy from a wide range of criticisms, including a popular perception that many of its key tenets were overly pessimistic. This essay-length guide explains many of the arguments Sartre presented in the lecture, including key concepts such as abandonment, and existence preceding essence.