Classes

Existentialism

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2017

 

How can the human individual cope with the terrifying fact of freedom, a freedom we cannot escape despite all of society’s, philosophy’s, and one’s own efforts to curb it, control it, channel it, or cancel it?  Many humans experience their freedom as a lack, an absence, and what they lack is a self, for there is no solidity to being human:  the human self is just this lack of self—we are always incomplete, always not-yet-there.  Freedom is thus experienced as a form of sickness, a peculiarly metaphysical disease that...

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