Some thoughts about the atheistic existentialism of Jean-Paul Sartre

in godflesh •  18 days ago

In literature, Sartre's existentialism is known to be atheistic, and is thus limited by the religious existentialism of Carl Jaspers, Gabriel Marcel, and others. This is actually one of the main classifications of this philosophical strand. Not once, Sartre has emphasized that true existentialism is a quest for making all lessons from a consistent atheistic position; the starting point of existentialism is: There is no God. Sartre is an effort to explain man regardless of pure scientific categories, on the one hand, and on the other - regardless of pure religious categories.

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Explaining the peculiarities of his atheistic stance as opposed to classical atheism, Sartre writes: "Existentialism is not such an atheism that loses all its strength to prove that God does not exist. On the contrary, he states that if God existed, that would not change anything. That is our point of view, but that does not mean that we believe in the existence of God. Just the essence of the work is not in its existence. "

Sartre's philosophy has a number of extremely valuable qualities. A precise, careful and objective analysis of these qualities was given by Polish philosopher T. Jaroshevski. He points to eight major "positive charges" in Sartre. This is how Jaroševsky "arranges" these problems:

Sartre's existentialism also warns against the danger of leveling the personality under the influence of the magic of the products of consumer civilization and in the conditions of homogenized mass culture, the danger of moral quietism and the non-critical perception of those imperatives and values ​​that we have found ready Sartre's existentialism also expresses the need to emphasize that each of us is obliged to form his own personality and to give meaning to his life, to his participation in the life of society and to intensify as much as possible his existence as free. Sartre's Existentialism also expresses the need for tolerance to the subjective world of the "others", respecting the autonomy and virtues of their personality. Sartre's existentialism reveals conflicting situations in which we are forced to do our choices of values ​​and imperatives and to choose the most effective ways of doing things.

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