Of Existentialism

"The basic charge against us existentialists is that we put the emphasis on the dark side of human life.  Existentialism is regarded as something ugly."

-- Jean-Paul Sartre, Existentialism and Human Emotions, Philosophical Library, 1957

 

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  1. magnocrat

    It would not be my charge. Mine would be that when men label themselves they still behave like men

    February 19, 2017
    1. rallen2

      No matter what one’s philosophy — ethical, political, social, economic — one must behave as responsible and reasonable human beings in every relationship one is placed in.

      February 19, 2017
  2. magnocrat

    Yes that is, and must be, the aim of society.

    February 20, 2017