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A szabadság mint a lét struktúrájának meggyengítése
Freedom as the Weakening of the Structure of Being

Contribution to the Interpretation of Sartre’s Concept of Freedom

Author(s): Pál Petki
Subject(s): Philosophy, Contemporary Philosophy, Ontology
Published by: Erdélyi Múzeum-Egyesület
Keywords: Sartre; questioning; denying; nihilation; négatité; freedom; anxiety; temporality and self;

Summary/Abstract: According to Jean-Paul Sartre, it is in the human being’s specific rapport to the world that Nothingness appears. Questioning is considered to be the fundamental modality of this rapport. He handles this as an entity with fundamental ontological relevance, owing to the fact that through its structural elements of denying and nihilation, it introduces negatités into the world, and thus it is capable of producing ontological articulations. The basis of Sartre’s specific interpretation of freedom results from these traits of Man’s existence in the world, which also leads to the definition of man as an existence capable of weakening the structure of being. The present thesis contains interpretations referring to these aspects of the significance of Sartre’s concept of freedom.

  • Issue Year: LXXX/2018
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 72-80
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Hungarian