Understanding Sartre: Existentialism is a Humanism - Hercules Bantas

Title: Understanding Sartre: Existentialism is a Humanism

Author: Hercules Bantas

Date: 2012-12-18

Understanding Sartre: Existentialism is a Humanism - Hercules Bantas

In 'Existentialism is a Humanism', Jean-Paul Sartre defended existential philosophy from a wide range of criticisms, including a popular perception that many of its key tenets were overly pessimistic. This essay-length guide explains many of the arguments Sartre presented in the lecture, including key concepts such as abandonment, and existence preceding essence.