Articles for tag: Sartre, Wittgenstein

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Seinfeld and Philosophy: A Book About Something About a Show About Nothing

Open Court Press is responsible for a series of books that examine pop cultural icons from a philosophical point of view. Previously, I have written about their books on The Simpson, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Star Wars. The book that kicked off this amazingly entertaining and illuminating series was Seinfeld and Philosophy. The books ...

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Existence Precedes Essence: Jean-Paul Sartre’s Existentialism and Human Emotions

In Jean-Paul Sartre’s “Existentialism and Human Emotions,” the author discusses the philosophical concept that existence precedes essence, a theory which involves elements of responsibility and freedom in regards to human choice. The idea that existence precedes essence means that a human being, as well as human reality, exists prior to any concepts of values or ...

A Brief Philosophy of Friends and Friendship

Too much analysis of friendship can only leave one without much trust for the friends they have. Once we begin to question who our friends are, what their intentions are and why they are our friends, the mind is filled with doubt and suspicion. Though, let’s do it anyway. While it may be in our ...

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Important Quotes from No Exit

1. Garcin: “Yes, my wife. She’s waiting at the entrance of the barracks. She comes there every day. But they won’t let her in. Now she’s trying to peep between the bars. She doesn’t yet know I’m absent, but she suspects it…Those big tragic eyes of hers-with that martyred look they always had. Oh, how ...

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Fight Club and the Existential Hero

Fight Club is a movie that is swiftly moving from status of cult hit to generational touchstone. It’s themes and concerns have been held up as cinematic examples of nearly every philosophy known to man. The film’s obsessive preoccupation with the ambiguity of reality and truth, along with its twist ending, caused it to immediately ...

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Existentialism and Creative Writing

There are as many definitions of creative writing as there are people in the world. In general, a person who is uneducated about creative writing pedagogy might think of a creative writer as somewhat of a Shakespearean figure (Haake 4), while the creative writing student might be unable to separate the term creative writing from ...