Condemned To Be Free Analysis

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“Condemned to be free,” a quote from Jean- Paul Sartre, a atheistic existentialism philosopher who had a different view on human nature also known as existentialism. Sartre strongly believed that humans were free to create their own nature without a God, and were not made to have a purpose in life (pg. 67). I found this philosopher very interesting because I agree with believing that humans are fully responsible for their own actions. In addition, as Sartre stated, “we must suffer the anguish of own decision making and accept responsibility for its consequences,” which means that even though humans have the right to make their own choices, they also have to be responsible for the pain that comes along with it (pg.67). For example, someone who decides to kill another person out of their own free will. So therefore, they must deal with the punishment of going to jail because it was a choice made knowing the consequences. Indeed, Sartre also stated that humans should not allow themselves to pretend they do not have the ability to freely decide their own actions. Even if they do grow up with…show more content…
Such as, Darwin and Sartre who both had their own opinions about human nature so did many other philosophers. Philosophy helps open up your mind and makes you wonder things you probably had questions about. For example, I had questions on why some people did not believe in God but after understanding other people’s view I realize that not everyone has the same morals, values, and beliefs like I do. Philosophy also helps broaden your mind like for example Plato’s Myth of the Cave in which he talks about the way prisoners saw the shadows in the cave and thought of them as real but that all change when one prisoner was taken out (pg.5). This how most people think when they are stuck in their ways but once you come out of your own cave you start appreciating other things like different foods, cultures and
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