Existentialism Is a Humanism

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Jean-Paul Sartre

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Authenticity Term Analysis

Authenticity is the opposite of bad faith: it requires deliberately choosing one’s moral commitments and actions in order to transform oneself into a coherent moral subject. It also requires honesty about the correspondence between one’s projection of oneself and one’s actual self. For Sartre, the best human life is an authentic one because it demonstrates that a person has developed a unique, freely-chosen human project.
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