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What does "authentic action" look like for Sartre?

Source what is required of an authentic choice is that it involve a proper coordination of transcendence and facticity, and thus that it avoid the pitfalls of an uncoordinated expression of the ...
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What is the best metaphor for not being able to die?

There does seem something out of the ordinary, strange, about having thoughts and feelings, let alone mine. Allow me to say that my rarity makes me valuable. So dark matter - which makes up 27% of the ...
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What are the arguments against responsibility?

I am not asking what the arguments are for immoralism, but what arguments there are for not doing the valuable thing, when there is clearly an opportunity to right wrongs or be virtuous or impede ...
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Could ChatGPT etcetera undermine community by making statements less significant for us?

I was just reading a response to an Answer on this site, where the author of the Question said that the Answer sounded like a paste from ChatGPT. I re-read the Answer and couldn't really tell if that ...
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Is Levinas only interested in kind of universal Otherness?

Do I "encounter" the Other if I do not know what my "responsibilities" to them are? rather than formulating an ethical theory, Levinas developed his philosophy in opposition to ...
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Authenticity in art

I know the question some how tricky if not even boring, but the other day during a conference about Guido Reni and Caravaggio’s Saint Peter a group of scholars were discussing if a philological ...
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Is it possible to quantify or even just suggest when someone is to blame for being tricked?

Is it possible to quantify or even just suggest when someone is to blame for being tricked? It is a common adage that gullible people are to blame for it, even if it is not exactly immoral to be ...
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What is the difference between romanticism and existentialism?

Both romanticism and existentialism may be considered as philosophy and literary movements. If I understand it correctly, both romanticism and existentialism see opposition between society and ...
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Can we really "sympathise" with someone who really has tried to do the right thing, yet still think they are inauthentic? [closed]

If someone is not being directly and deliberately inauthentic, can we say their actions are inauthentic, if we sympathise with them? I just got in a long winded ethical discussion (I think I subscribe ...
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Is my authenticity or inauthenticity anything to do with you?

Is my authenticity or inauthenticity anything to do with you? I think this may link to ideas about cultural appropriation, as well as appealing for reason of 'morality' (I often wonder if '...
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How is Authenticity affected by external influences?

Originally I had titled this as concerning "being yourself" but it appears this concept is already defined in Philosophy as "Authenticity". A few specifics to clarify on ...
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Is this a point of contact between Marxism and Heidegger?

Is this a point of contact between Marxism and Heidegger? Marx complains (bitterly) about exploitation by your - class - enemies Heidegger complains about inauthenticity, which I might gloss as ...
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Does anyone claim freedom toward death is not for me, but for others?

My "freedom toward death" (Being and Time, p255, SUNY Press, 1 Jan 1996) is key for authenticity, according to Heidegger. It seems obvious that he means that this freedom is me, and that claim for be ...
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Is there a traditional concept for virtues that inform our ideas of what we can know?

Is there a traditional (singular and delimited) concept for virtues that inform our ideas of what we can and can't know, virtues that mean that their bearers show prudence (I can't know I'll roll a ...
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Does anyone say that for some things to be fake just means that those things are not good?

Does anyone say that for some things to be fake just means that those things are not good? Sorry for the very convoluted sounding question, some brief background might help? I remember a snippet from ...
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Does anyone reject existentialist transcendence?

It is through transcendence—or what the existentialists also refer to as my “projects”—that the world is revealed, takes on meaning; but such projects are themselves factic or “situated”—not the ...
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Did Maurice Mearleau-Ponty really say this quote?

I found this quote in the book "At the Existentialist Cafe" by Sarah Bakewell, but I cannot find a confirmation of its authenticity anywhere else on the internet. Perhaps it's a unique translation? ...
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Did Adorno retain anything from Heidegger's Being and Time?

I've read a little of Adorno, it's particularly slow work though. I had a look at (the poet) Rilke's elegies, which Wikipedia added the following to [from Adorno's book The Jargon of Authenticity] ...
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Does Heidegger suggest that authenticity is an alternative to a genealogy of morals?

I read Being and TIme by Heidegger but some 10 years ago now. I remember this section, because of its somewhat fascist overtones, and had another look at it (out of context) today. Page 386 of that ...
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Is authenticity an efficiency?

I was arguing with someone about Brassier and the claim that Heidegger's authenticity is absolute bunk. Not an appealing thesis, but understandable. Could I claim that authenticity (be that ...
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Does Sartre ever talk about irrelevance?

Does Sartre ever talk about authenticity in terms of irrelevance? I think that authenticity means (amongst other things) both being irrelevant and failing to act: that membership of a group which ...
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Existential authenticity (especially in Sartre) - being frustrated

I suppose that the two things that first spring to mind about Sartre's "authenticity" is Existence precedes essence (a kind of responsibility for what we make of ourselves) Inauthenticity is ...
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