By Jean-Paul Sartre
The customarily criticized philosophy of Jean-Paul Sartre encompasses the dilemmas and aspirations of the person in modern society. This paintings of strength and epic scope presents a brilliant research for all who might comprehend essentially the most influential philosophic activities of this or any age. Reissue.
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Only he who is awake can recount his dream. ) 41 J O U R N A L NB 21 : 41–42 5 10 35 15 20 25 30 • 1850 understands how serious the matter is and can become, would gladly have the most reasonable terms possible Also, I have a human love of being human, have not as yet been cauterized into pure spirit―but of course I can be forced farther and farther. But at every moment I proceed as gently as possible. Regarding a presentation of Christianity that is several marks nearer the gospel than the official presentation (even though I am also a long way from the gospel’s requirements), it cannot really be said to be an exaggeration, whereas the truth is that the official proclamation has lowered the price outrageously.
The collisions will now be such that, in a certain sense, if you come to discover the Christian aspect and its collisions―while at the same time discovering that you need Christianity in order to endure these collisions because you come to suffer for the good that you did, but then in addition also discover in this tension that, in relation to the ideal itself you are nonetheless a poor wretch―then you need unconditioned grace. Without situation, without this situation, which isolates him almost to despair and always in inverse proportions, a person never comes to believe.
5 38 Nullæ sunt inimicitiæ nisi amoris acerbæ. 47 Properts. 10 “Defending” Xnty in Xndom! 48 But then in Xndom everyone is a Xn―so who are those who attack it? Against whom does one “defend” Xnty? Aha, so the attackers are also Xns of a kind too―Oh my God! The first thing one must surely do if one wants to “defend” Xnty, and thus imagine an attacker, is to demand that at least the attacker stop calling himself Xn. But even this didn’t catch on―alas no, the “defenders” were far too closely related to the attackers, themselves höchstens only half convinced of Xnty’s truth; so Xnty itself, even in the eyes of its “defenders” and for their sake, was in need of defense.
Being and Nothingness by Jean-Paul Sartre