- OK, a long answer made short. What is the concept of consciousness in
Sartre's philosophy? In Sartre's philosophy the concept of
consciousness IS the concept of consciousness. Now how is it related
to human freedom? Well, to use an image, consciousness is the mid-day
sun, no shadows, no hidden corners, and since then humans are aware of
everything, they are free from everything. And first of all, from
themselves. Of course, the mid-day sun of consciousness, is the mid-
day sun of the man. Man is his own mid-day sun.
Of course, we know that the mid-day sun is only but a small fraction
of the whole day and shines only on one half of the planet, while on
the other opposite side there is midnight pitch-black. Now imagine
there was all the time and everywhere mid-day sun. Well, there would
be no life then... Pure light is pure darkness, pure life is pure
death. That's why one wouldnt want to see the sun and death in face.
Perspectives, then, that is what one needs.
--- In Sartre@yahoogroups.com, "S.M.Jaffar" <jaffar_sm@...> wrote:
> Whatis the concept of consciousness in Sastre's philosophy.How is
> involved with human freedom.S.M.Jaffar