Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Euro lit notes 3/10

Existentialism: The philosophy based on the idea that man’s existence precedes essence
Mind body dualism is essential to understanding existentialism
bracketing is the act of designating something invaluable to oneself
The specific experience of one person is the universal experience of humanity in existentialism
The anguish of Abraham is a term referring to commitment and the anguish that comes with committing oneself to a decision
existentialism proposes that what is good for one person to do is good for all mankind
That’s very non aristotelian
Why am i ere? is the existential question
Where did I come from
What happens after I die?
The golden questions
Existentialism thinks that we need to do more than just be authentic by act on our authenticity
Existentialism rejects logic and reasoning as the only way to understand the world
Søren Kierkegaard was a christian existentialist who wrote about the “leap of faith”
Fear and Trembling by Søren keirkegaard
Existentialist think that we create value rather than there being things that value Nihilist philosophy says that there is nothing of value
man is self surpassing
If being human means suffering, what happens if/when we surpass suffering
Existentialists defies categorization
So, existentialists are also hipsters? haha!
man wants to be as solid as an object

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