Sartre: Limiting The Freedom Of The Other

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The overarching aim of this thesis is to prove that one’s existence itself limits the freedom of the beloved Other as mentioned in Sartre’s works – that the notion of love for Sartre takes away the freedom of the Other thus it becomes one-dimensioned. For Sartre, the mere fact that one exists is already a threat to the existence of the other person. But it is also in the Other that one truly knows what one is. "... I need the Other in order to realize fully all the structures of my being. The For-itself refers to the For-others." That being said, the Other is needed in order for the Self to be "recognized" but the mere act of recognition reduces the Self into the object of the Other. And to be reduced to an Object is the main problem of Sartre…show more content…
This would include tracing back his life starting from his childhood, his relationship with his parents, his years as a student, most particularly during his pre-teen years, his love life, the lifelong relationship he had with the Beauvoir or commonly known as the Beaver. Such knowledge of Sartre’s genealogy will serve as the foundation in which why he came to think in the manner that he did. Giving attention on his love life most particularly with Beauvoir, I will draw from there such notions that he had towards love. Love not as filia way but love referring to romantic love, love as eros. In addition to this, his influences on how he formulated his philosophy is important as well. Philosophers such as Heidedgger, Husserl, Descartes, and later on Marx, only to name a few, are those who greatly played a major role in the forming of his philosophy. Works such as Being and Nothingness most particularly the chapter on "Being-for-Others" will be used as one of the primary sources to further strengthen Sartre's pessimistic view on love, on how he came to the say that "love is conflict" and "love is struggle" . I will also read some of his plays such as No Exit which mentioned that, "Hell...is the other!", alongside with more of his works as

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