By Natural Philosopher Mike Prestwood
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Sartre’s Existentialism

Sartre’s Existentialism

From Year 0 (BCE/CE): 1943
Post Date: 06/09/1943

Sartre’s existentialism emphasizes individual freedom, choice, and responsibility. It posits that existence precedes essence, meaning that individuals are not defined by any preexisting essence but instead create their own essence through actions and decisions. Sartre’s philosophy focuses on the concept of “bad faith,” where people deny their freedom by conforming to societal expectations, and encourages living authentically by embracing one’s freedom and making deliberate, conscious choices.

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