Critique of Existentialism is a Humanism by John Paul Satre
- Existentialism seems to echo parts of consequentialism & deontology.
- Writing a paper with a specific mission combined with ultimate subjectivity seems like the height of contradiction. The ought-ness behind existentialism seems incompatible with its radical subjectivity. If there is a change project or change of mind that existentialism argues for–it seems to have no basis.
- If everything is subjective–why not alternatives to existentialism.
- Other ethical systems should have impact in an existentialist world in terms of “ultimate responsibility for their actions.”
- Life has to have value–before we can have meaning of life. Its hard to think about or actualize any of this without a living being. Life is the precondition to the meaning of life.
- It assumes God away, without actually providing any real arguments against God. This is a pretty huge omission and flaw.
Here is “Existentialism is a Humanism” (link)