Existence precedes essence Sartre claimed that a central proposition of Existentialism is that existence precedes essencewhich means that the most important consideration for individuals is that they are individuals—independently acting and responsible, conscious beings "existence" —rather than what labels, roles, stereotypes, definitions, or other preconceived categories the individuals fit "essence". The actual life of the individuals is what constitutes what could be called their "true essence" instead of there being an arbitrarily attributed essence others use to define them. Thus, human beings, through their own consciousnesscreate their own values and determine a meaning to their life.
How to Write a Summary of an Article? I am glad you caught me on plagiarizing because now I really know that you read all of our essays. Unfortunately a few of my classmates and I did have doubts about it. But I do have my own conclusions about life examination, disappointments, and death.
I cannot say that I am a philosopher, just like I cannot say that I can speak English.
In order to claim that, a person needs to be comfortable using his tools to be considered a professional, which unfortunately, I am not, but I do believe that my ideas deserve to exist and to be explored in philosophical ways.
To examine life you need to test it, challenge it. In my opinion it is better to do something and regret it than not do anything and regret not even trying.
It refers even to the smallest things, like a new flavor of ice-cream. How would you know that you do not like it unless you taste it? Trying things is the only way to figure them out.
I have so much of personal experience about trying new things, and it proved itself every single time. Like when I came to United States five years ago; I did not speak a word of English, I did not know how to drive, I was scared beyond belief, but trying new things got me to where I am.
It is okay to be scared, but it is not okay not to challenge your fears and examine life in every way possible with everything that raises questions. They are based on our expectations of results. If you do not want to be disappointed, stop waiting for things and people to meet your expectations.
We all are our own people. We do not live to please everyone around us. Why expect everyone around me to please me, if I am not doing it for everyone else?
Why expect a sunny day and get disappointed if it rains? I am not the center of the universe, so why should it be sunny for me?
We are causing things to upset us and at the same time we are blaming everyone and everything else. Of course people are selfish, it is just a human nature, but if we are selfish, why do we let things ruin our lives simply by expecting good things to happen?
Everyone is trying to do whatever makes them happy and feels good. Why get disappointed if it upsets us.
People are so controversial. I agree with Arthur Schopenhauer on the subject of death. Crying for dead is like crying for someone who was never born. Why we are so scared of death?Ancient Greek Skepticism. Although all skeptics in some way cast doubt on our ability to gain knowledge of the world, the term "skeptic" actually covers a .
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Hellenistic philosophy is the period of Western philosophy that was developed in the Hellenistic period following Aristotle and ending with the beginning of Neoplatonism.
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