The Problems of Sexism: A Sartrian Existentialist Explanation
Wotschak, Rene B.
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I classify existentialism as a philosophy of liberation because it deals primarily with the creation, projection, and becoming of the self. It challenges us to recognize the nothingness which we are essentially and the absurdity which characterizes the human condition, and then in the light of these realizations to be responsible for the selves which we (are) becoming. Existentialism offers liberation by freeing us from the being that we are for ourselves and for others and inviting us to embrace the nothingness that is the being which we are in the mode of not being. But as we shall later discuss, existentialism also frees us from the safety of inauthenticity by forcing us to acknowledge our true nature.