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Re: existence preceeds essence

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  • bjunius30
    I agree )...besides isn t Existence precedes essence. , a non- sequitur anyway? Does everything become so subjective that even God must be subjugated in
    Message 1 of 5 , May 1, 2003
      I agree")...besides isn't "Existence precedes essence.", a non-
      sequitur anyway?

      Does everything become so subjective that even God must be subjugated
      in epiphenomenal experience or materialistic philosophy?

      Bryan Junius

      --- In Sartre@yahoogroups.com, anjo3jantz@a... wrote:
      > I think you guys are unnecessarily complicating (if not
      obfuscating) the
      > issue. As I see it, what Sartre means by "existence precedes
      essence" is
      > simply that we are fundementally free to choose ourselves, rather
      than being
      > born with a predetermined essence. By making free choices we
      create our
      > essence, and our essence is the sum total of our experience. In
      other words,
      > my essence is my past, but this essence is always evolving as we
      live. This
      > essence is consequential to my existence; hence, existence precedes
      essence.
      >
      > Andrew
      >
      >
      > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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