Existentialism Is a Humanism

A 3-part course with Gregory Sadler

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Course Overview

Do humans have a pre-assigned purpose before they exist? In this philosophy course, delve into why Jean-Paul Sartre rejects essence before existence with a detailed look at his essay, "Existentialism Is a Humanism." Professor Gregory Sadler discusses why, according to Sartre, man is nothing but what he makes of himself. Learn how Heidegger influences Sartre's definition of existentialism, and discover what is considered acceptable when faced with an ethical dilemma.


  • Total Time 54 min
  • Lessons 3
  • Attachments 2
  • Exercises 12
  • 29 CQ

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