Kierkegaard on what it is like to be anxious

Shared Experience - Mental Breakdown All my movements became jarred...the anxiety and the fear, I was terrified all the time. I was terrified of everything... I always remember the remote control. Somebody said if you want to turn on the television or watch a DVD you have to shift from antennae over to that you know,… Continue reading Kierkegaard on what it is like to be anxious

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Jean-Paul Sartre’s bad faith

In Being and Nothingness, Sartre argues that consciousness is consciousness of its being (what we might call 'self-consciousness'). He also argues that what consciousness is conscious of - its 'being' - is that it is what it is not. What does this mean by this?  For Sartre, human consciousness is a 'nothingness' - it is unique in… Continue reading Jean-Paul Sartre’s bad faith

Existentialism: Jean-Paul Sartre’s Existentialism is a Humanism

Jean-Paul Sartre's Existentialism is a Humanism sets out the main claims of existentialism, and defends these against some of the criticisms laid against it. He makes two fundamental claims - that God is dead; and that all claims about humanity and the world must begin with human experience. Given that these two claims are true,… Continue reading Existentialism: Jean-Paul Sartre’s Existentialism is a Humanism