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Odpoveď Ivanovi Karamazovovi
The answer to Ivan Karamazov

Freedom in the philosophical concepts of Jean-Paul Sartre and Albert Camus

Author(s): Magdaléna Miklušičáková
Subject(s): Philosophy, Theology and Religion, Comparative Study of Literature, French Literature, Contemporary Philosophy, Existentialism, Philosophy of Religion
Published by: Teologická fakulta Trnavskej univerzity
Keywords: freedom; project; responsibility; absurd; absurdity; revolt; solidarity;

Summary/Abstract: The aim of this paper is to find Camus’s and Sartre’s answer to logic and nihilistic freedom of Ivan Karamazov. In contrast to Karamazov Sartre and Camus used freedom to find the way for morality without God. Sartre based his “philosophy of freedom” on postulate: existence precedes essence and defined man as never done project. Camus created his concept on revolt against absurdity and came to solidarity and request an active position. They both see freedom as a burden, but burden with necessity to carry, not to throw away.

  • Issue Year: 7/2016
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 33-45
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Slovak