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No fate no bad luck no excuses simply man his choices and the situation in which he finds himselfThe concepts of existence and human freedom have been presented by Jean-Paul Sartre in his book entitled Being and Nothingness However Sartre also presents other related concepts such as bad faith which has been referred to as a device that protects us from the anguish of realizing that we are freer than we like to think we are Analyzing his examples and my own Sartres bad faith theory will hopefully be illumined and broken down He believes bad faith is to not acknowledge ones right to make choices and be more than what you are His view however is flawed in its complexity there are loopholes and rules that should not be there his stereotypes are too chiseled But before delving into bad faith I would like to give some background on several of the philosophies I found while reading his bookIn his early philosophic work -- Being and Nothingness -- Sartre conceived humans as beings who create their own world by rebelling against authority and by accepting personal responsibility for their actions unaided by society traditional morality or religious faith Distinguishing between human existence and the non-human world he maintained that human existence is characterized by nothingness that is by the capacity to negate and rebel By distinguishing between two things you create this idea of nothingness His theory of existential psychoanalysis asserted the inescapable responsibility of all individuals for their own decisions and made the recognition of ones absolute freedom of choice the necessary condition for authentic human existence This freedom of choice is the root of Sartres bad faith theory To be what you are to recognize what you are but not only be that It is best to choose and to examine one determined attitude which is essential to human reality and determined attitude which is essential to human reality and which is
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