Essay about The Philosophy of Existentialism

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‘The most dangerous follower is he whose defection would destroy the whole party: that is to say, the best follower.’ – Friedrich Nietzsche Being recognizable and distinctive nowadays is something most individuals seek after. To become important or standing out in any community is not something today’s individuals have created or whatsoever! Ever since the twentieth century and even before, that belief and eagerness to prove your existence has been noticeably present. Not only between common people has this been there, also philosophers had sincerely thought about that humanly keenness to prove that one is different and essential, and tried to philosophically explain it. The term used for that theory is existentialism; as explained by…show more content…
Another observation is that most of these philosophers were either religious moralists (a philosopher who specializes in moral issues related to religion), agnostic relativists (who are people that believe the existence of a higher power can’t be proven or disproven, as well as believe that some elements of experience are relative in terms of what they depend on, for example), or the last and most common type are amoral atheists (who are people that don’t believe in the existence of a higher god, however don’t have their own sets of morals and ethics that they follow). This, we can most clearly regard in the two most famous philosophers of the 19th century that have been one of the first; Søren Kierkegaard and Friedrich Nietzsche. Later on during the 20th century, Martin Heidegger (a German philosopher) influenced other existentialist philosophers like Albert Camus, Sartre, and Simone de Beauvoir. Kierkegaard, the Danish philosopher, was a religious philosopher that believed in god however was interested in the individual silent struggle of humans with their so seeming meaningless life, and the way they used diversion to escape this world’s boredom. Nietzsche on the other hand, the German philosopher, was a pure anti-Christian that argued that “God is dead” (according to the change that has happened in the European churches at that
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