Turning to Jean-Paul Sartre, we are now in a position to trace those features of Existentialist thought which have appeared first in Kierkegaard and then, in a vast incoherent form, in Heidegger. In Being and Nothingness, Sartre’s first large-scale philosophical work, we can see these features clearly, and make out their bearing on ethical philosophy. For Sartre, though not a particularly rigorous thinker, is at least a thoroughgoing one; and he has a gift for making memorable ideas which, though perhaps not original, become completely his own under his hand. It is for this reason that it has seemed convenient and perfecdy proper to treat Being and Nothingness as the main source-book for Existentialist ethics. In this work, above all, we will catch the Existentialist tone.
KeywordsFree Choice Ethical Theory Human Relation Moral Worth Moral Life
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.