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Existence precedes essence Sartre 103 Essentially the atheistic ideology that asserts an unlimited potential for freedom Nothing else than the attempt to draw all the consequences of a coherent atheistic position Sartre 111 Some 18th century philosophers like Nietzsche deny God but still contend that there is a shadow of God that is prevalent enough to be a basis for our so called collective human nature However Sartre sees it as problematic to deny god but to revert to this notion of human nature one that merely feeds our dependance and unnatural desire for certainty Sartre through the denial of God and the deconstruction of mans preconceived notion of human nature has come to the basic premise that man is nothing but what he makes for himself in doing so Sartre claims this freedom condemns man to live in despair anguish and forlornness Sartres view is simply that there is no human nature and in saying that he leaves the onus of living entirely on the individual There is no human nature since there is no God to conceive it Not only is man what he conceives himself to be but he is also only what he wills himself to be after this thrust towards existence Sartre 103 Sartre goes further to suggest that not only are we entirely responsible for our actions but obligated to act on behalf of the entire human race We do not only mean that he is responsible for his own individuality but that he is responsible for all men Sartre 103 We must think collectively he contends what is good for us should be good for others Each choice we make should be in conjunction with the awareness of how that choice will affect others I am responsible for myself and for everyone else I am creating a certain image of man of my own choosing In choosing myself I am choosing man Sartre 104 This is the
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