Comparing Notes From The Underground And Existentialism

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In this paper I will be exploring Notes from the Underground and sections of The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky, and Existentialism by Jean-Paul Sartre in an attempt to discover if humans have free will. All of these works examine the theme of free will extensively and with many examples. Jean-Paul Sartre take an extreme view on humans and free will. Sartre explores the possibility that humans have free will and “that man is responsible for his passions.” This view is not echoed in any other work that I will be exploring. Dostoevsky explored the idea that humans have and crave free will. In Notes from the Underground, Dostoevsky explains that “All man wants is an absolutely free choice” however, that craving may come at a cost to

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