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possibility of universal moral judgement in existential ethics a critical analysis of the phenomenology of moral ecperience [sic] according to Jean-Paul Sartre by Joseph Kariuki

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Published by Lang in Bern .
Written in English


  • Sartre, Jean Paul, 1905- -- Ethics.,
  • Melden, A. I. 1910- -- Ethics.,
  • Existential ethics.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (319-351).

StatementJoseph Kariuki ; herausgegeben von A.F. Utz.
SeriesEuropäische Hochschulschriften. Reihe XX, Philosophie ;, Bd. 87 =, Publications universitaries européennes. Série XX, Philosophie ;, vol. 87 =, European university studies. Series XX, Philosophy ;, vol. 87, Europäische Hochschulschriften., Bd. 87.
ContributionsUtz, A. F.
LC ClassificationsBJ1340 .K37 1981
The Physical Object
Paginationxx, 351 p. ;
Number of Pages351
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1605769M
ISBN 103261049626
LC Control Number91143003

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Existentialism (/ ˌ ɛ ɡ z ɪ ˈ s t ɛ n ʃ əl ɪ z əm /) is a tradition of philosophical enquiry which takes as its starting point the experience of the human subject—not merely the thinking subject, but the acting, feeling, living human individual. It is associated mainly with certain 19th- and 20th-century European philosophers who, despite profound doctrinal differences, shared the. Central to existentialism is a radical doctrine of individual freedom and responsibility. On the basis of this, writers such as Sartre have offered an account of the nature of morality and also advanced proposals for moral conduct. Important in that account are the claims that (a) moral values are ‘created’ rather than ‘discovered’, (b) moral responsibility is more extensive than. However, ontology, or describing the world as it is, is quite different from ethics, which asks how the world ought to be. To construct an existentialist ethics, it seems, one would have to bridge the seemingly insurmountable chasm between ‘is’ and ‘ought’, made famous in . The basic norms for all ethics arise within those participants in situations who count on love—particular the agape form of love found in Christ. This view was proposed by Joseph Fletcher in in his book, Situation Ethics. He aimed to avoid the extremes of purely legalistic ethics and a purely relativist ethics.

“Čovjek bi radije prihvatio nešto lažno, nepošteno, neistinito, nešto što nije dobro, nego ljutnju. On je također spreman odreći se istine ako bi mu to omogućilo lagodan život i ako bi mu donijelo uspjeh, ugled i odobravanje u javnosti.”. Start studying Ethics Test Philosophy. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. denies the possibility of an absolute, universal ethics. In other words, it says there are no absolute rules that would apply in all circumstances. Ethical theory that claims there are no universal moral values. Existential Ethics and Christian Morals Agamemnon and Abraham If we can point to Kierkegaard as the founder of the existential ethical posture and consider later philosophers as developers of his insights in non-theistic and non-Christian directions, then the Copen­ hagen hunchback's comparison of the Greek Agamemnon and the Jew. EXISTENTIALIST ETHICS: GENERAL DESCRIPTION PHIL 4 - PM, Mon. and Wed. Bob Corbett, instructor. Existentialism is first and foremost a philosophical position. Jean-Paul Sartre, one of the leading figures in the movement claims that it is a philosophy for technicians (of philosophy) and professional philosophers. Perhaps this is so.