The Mysis Of Existentialism

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The existential philosophy is connected with the view of the absurdity of human condition. The aesthetic existentialism shows an individual in a strange world. Man has no reality if he unthinkingly follows social law or convention suffering anguish and despair in his loneliness, he may nevertheless become what he wishes by the exercise of free will. The existentialist though they define in doctrine attitude agree on certain points, they are also connected with man’s being. They too feel that reason is insufficient to understand the mysteries of the universe, they are cautious that anguish is a universal phenomenon and also believe that morality has validity only when there is positive participation. existentialism just is this bygone cultural…show more content…
Pascal was another precursor of Catholic sorts, Nietzsche was anti Christian and Dostoevsky was anti- semitic and anti- Catholic. And when we consider Kafka and Camus as existentialists we are safe to consider that one essential feature shared by these men is their fervid individualism. The basis of existential thought is marked by dissatisfaction with traditional philosophy. Existentialism is a timeless sensibility that can be discerned in the past, but only in recent times it has hardened into a sustained protest and pre-occupation.
Sartre and Heidegger deny god’s existence and provide the inner odyssey of the self as the primary concern. Sartre and Heidegger incorporate the idea that man is alone in this godless universe. According to Sartre, God is impossible. To be a God is to exist from his own nature alone. ‘heaven is empty and yet we are left alone to create ourselves by own acts.” Mathieu in Sartre’s Age of Reason is dominated by a sharp nostalgia and bitter feeling of loneliness in his search for freedom. Sartre speaks of “aesthetic existentialism” which is an attempt to reinterpret human class of nature in
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Sartre’s Being and Nothing lays the foundation for particular moral or psychological analysis of special human problems. Both Sartre and Heidegger show the problem of the individual of the community. Togetherness is essential but it is fraudulent, a sense of belonging with nothingness that constitutes one to the form of alienation in the entire projection. An existentialist seeks to examine an individual’s problem in the community. For an existentialist every man is born to set the time out of joint and everyman’s tragedy like Hamlet’s lies in the disproportion of the circumstances to be rectified and the action that he takes to rectify them. It is not a simple romantic disparity of thought and action but a more delicate and desperate discord. It is not just the disparity between his dreams and actuality, but it is his dreams enacted, his values self created and self realized hopelessly disproportionate to the circumstances he is trying to
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