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Sartre: Authentic Existence in Living in Bad Faith

Summary: A discussion of Sartre's existentialism philosphy that places the highest value and human freedom and decision-making. Failing to assume total responsibility for one's life causes existential anguish and is living an inauthentic life through pretending that we don't control our destiny.
Sartre: authentic existence in contrast to living in bad faith

Jean Paul Sartre's philosophy is one of the most popular systems of thought in the school called existentialism. Sartre valued human freedom and choice, and held it in the highest regard. To be able to live an authentic existence, one must take responsibility for all the actions that he freely chooses. This total freedom that man faces often throws him into a state of existential anguish, wherein he is burdened by the hardship of having to choose all the time. Thus, there ensues the temptation for man to live a life of inauthenticity, by leaning on preset rules or guidelines, and objective norms. This would consist the idea of bad faith.

Bad faith is pretending that we are not free and responsible for what we are and do, when in fact we know that we are. It is...

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