Existentialism Is a Humanism


Jean-Paul Sartre

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Sartre’s other main group of critics. According to Sartre, they condemn his subjectivist philosophy’s aversion to action and its inability to create political solidarity. Sartre argues that, on the contrary, existentialism is actually an action-centered philosophy that is entirely compatible with politics because it starts from the recognition of people’s shared interests and interdependence.
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...against some charges that have been brought against it.” He names four charges: two from Communists and two from Christians. The Communist accusations are that, first, existentialism is an action-averse, merely... (full context)
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...without hope” that things will somehow work out in their favor. He then addresses the Communist objection that this means that existentialism cannot accommodate solidarity, since, to be effective in their... (full context)