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June 30, 2016 / compassioninpolitics

Critique of Existentialism is a Humanism by John Paul Satre

  1. Existentialism seems to echo parts of consequentialism & deontology.
  2. 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.
  3. If everything is subjective–why not alternatives to existentialism.
  4. Other ethical systems should have impact in an existentialist world in terms of “ultimate responsibility for their actions.”
  5. 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.
  6. 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)

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