Conception of Free Will and the Concept of a Person

1392 Words Feb 17th, 2018 6 Pages
Sartre’s main point is on existentialism, the fundamentals of freedom and the responsibilities of our emotions and desires. Frankfurt focuses on the first order and second order desires. Identifying with a desire and externalizing them and taking a stance as an agent, as well as, the importance of morality and self interest. Jean-Paul Sartre is a philosopher who argues about the conception of free will. In order to establish the existence of free will, it would have to be verified whether it exists or not. Sartre asserts that perception is nothingness, and therefore nothingness composes free will. Since, I exist as a human being, it’s reasonable to say that my consciousness exist as well.
We are nothing but our choices. Sartre notably says “existence precedes essence” by this he points out that we produce our essence with our own actions. As human beings we are free to decide and conclude our actions, even though we are defined by them. Consequently, we are accountable for the actions that characterize who we are as a person. We must start with our own experiences of ourselves, and this is what distinguishes us from every other kind of being. In regards to other things, that essence simply defines the existence. Essence classifies the feature of something. Sartre argues if God is nonexistent, there is no human spirit or real meaning. God is the creator of all…
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