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  • Josh@orangeboxman.com
    Maybe a more useful question is whether bad faith might be better than no faith. If we proceed in bad faith, we at least proceed; bad faith does not assure an
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 6, 2002
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      Maybe a more useful question is whether bad faith
      might be better than no faith.
      If we proceed in bad faith, we at least proceed;
      bad faith does not assure an undesireable outcome.

      ---- Original message ----
      >Date: Wed, 06 Nov 2002 12:19:11 -0000
      >From: "ncandau82" <ncandau@...>
      >Subject: [Sartre] is bad faith bad
      >To: Sartre@yahoogroups.com
      >
      >I just wrote an interesting paper for a class discussing
      the actual
      >benefits and draw backs to Bad Faith. Sartre clearly
      believed that
      >Bad Faith was bad as he named it as such. However, in a
      system where
      >good and bad are expressly defined by the individual, how
      can he
      >make this call? What criteria is he using to judge what is
      good and
      >bad?
      >
      >Do you guys think Bad Faith is bad?
      >
      >Consider: Nietzsche, Foucault & Modern Postmodernists have
      asserted
      >that we can have no knowledge due to the limitations of
      language and
      >of our senses. Sartre agreed to some extent as he is quoted
      as
      >saying "My words steal my thoughts from me". Once accepted
      that we
      >can have no knowlege, all we are left with is beliefs, and
      according
      >to one of Sartre's interpretations of Patterns of Bad
      Faith, all
      >beliefs are examples of Bad Faith (Being and Nothingness,
      pp. 105-
      >113)
      >
      >
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