What is existentialism
- Yay! The first post in a REALLY long
time.<br><br>It had been traditionally believed that essence
preceded existance (for people). That is there was the
idea of a human, before the human came forth. This is
much like creating a fork (or whatever.) Before we
make it, we have an idea of how it should look, what
it would do, what it would be made of. That's the
essence of it. Only afterwards do we actually create it,
and then it comes into existence.
Yay!<br><br>Existentialism reverses this belief. A human exists first, and
only later, by his/her actions, gets his/her
essence.<br><br>It's sort of like we create ourselves, who we are, by
our actions.<br><br>I hope this explanation suffices!
^_^<br>Please correct me if I'm wrong.