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Existentialism Summary

Existentialism is a philosophical approach that rejects the idea that the universe offers any clues about how humanity should live. A simplified understanding of this thought system can be found in Jean-Paul Sartre's often-repeated dictum, "Existence precedes essence." What this means is that the identity of any one personĀ—their essenceĀ—cannot be found by examining what other people are like, but only in what that particular person has done. Because no one...

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