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Existentialism: Sartre & Camus

I want to share what I learned during our (rather brief) existentialism chapter. We mainly talked about Sartre (Existentialism is a Humanism) and Camus (The Myth of Sisyphus). 342 more words

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Infinity & Nothingness: Negative Nihilist Ontology

Overflowing miasmas of bodies inter-subjectively gridlocked together in post-Cartesian taxonomies. Arising, magnetically, like an etch-a-sketch pyramid the socio-economic stratification stifles both contentment and dissent. The entire world swings wildly on the Capitalist axis of a selfsame manic and neurotic trajectory. 2,569 more words

The Existentialist as Anti/hero: Perfume (#252)

There are few literary monsters more unsympathetic than Patrick Süskind’s Grenouille, the villain of Perfume. From his birth (where his mother abandons him in a garbage can, and he in turn betrays her crime with a scream) to his death (which I won’t ruin for you, but which is equally shocking), Grenouille lives his life without any moral compunction whatsoever. 704 more words

Sartre - L'être et le néant

L’enfer, c’est les autres

L’homme, qui est un néant conscient, voudrait en réalité acquérir à la fois la tranquillité et l’autosuffisance de l’étant non conscient. Il aspire à l’union impossible de l’en-soi et du pour-soi. 137 more words

Bloco De Notas

un caviar, les têtes de quatre cent mille personnes rassemblées sur la terrasse de T'ien An Men

« Un caviar », dit Sartre en voyant toutes les têtes noires pressées les unes contre les autres.

(Simone de Beauvoir, La longue marche 7)

Noir

The butterfly looks like a baby stretching its wings.

I see that I might stamp it out with my next step. There is the upsurge of negation which is our being.

Why lesson observations turn teachers into Sartre’s Peeping Toms

You are quite alone, your eye pressed to a keyhole, looking and listening in a state of jealousy to the goings-on in the room on the other side of the door.  835 more words

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