An Existentialist Ethics

An Existentialist Ethics This original and well reasoned theory of morality is based on the philosophical tenets outlined by Jean Paul Sartre in his Being and Nothingness As the translator of that work as well as of Sartre s

  • Title: An Existentialist Ethics
  • Author: Hazel E. Barnes
  • ISBN: 9780226037288
  • Page: 372
  • Format: Paperback
  • This original and well reasoned theory of morality is based on the philosophical tenets outlined by Jean Paul Sartre in his Being and Nothingness As the translator of that work as well as of Sartre s Existential Psychoanalysis and Search for a Method, Professor Barnes is superbly qualified for the task of extending Sartre s ideas into the realm of ethical theory.

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    1. Hazel Barnes wrestles with the question of whether an ethics can be derived from humanistic, atheistic existentialism or whether instead such existentialism is ethically agnostic or nihilistic, as its critics have often claimed. She argues that there is an existentialist ethics that can be derived from the commandment not to be “in bad faith” combined with some of the philisophical assumptions or conclusions of the existentialist worldview.Along the way, she compares and contrasts existentia [...]

    2. A great 50s introduction to what one might do with Sartre. Informative on the zeitgeist. Not a book to put down suddenly. Halfway through, I am impressed by her arguments that often seem irrefutable. Sometimes a bit depressing (for me, anyway). Not a book for Christians, Buddhists or New-Agers.

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