4 thoughts on “Being”

  1. I wonder if Sartre would love your satire on Sartre. Of course, if you replaced the “i” in satire and replaced it with another “r” and placed it on the other side of the “t,” it would be Sartre on Sartre. However, since the “I” is missing, it would not be personal. So, if Sartre loved writing on Nothingness, I would surmise that he would thrive on the impersonal. However, since half of the title of Sartre’s book is on Nothingness, that means he must have thought about nothing to derive that half. That’s a lot of blank pages to stare at before the reader arrives at the end. Then again, that would be both the end of being and nothingness. Thanks for your satire on Sartre. It tickled my being. The last sentence from Psalm 103:1 lifted me from Sartre’s despair.

  2. Hello, I’m not sure if you’ve read Simone de Beauvoir’s Ethics if Ambiguity, but she gives a brief account of how the pour-soi develops as a part of childhood development and gaining contextual information to act upon. It didn’t come from nothing.

  3. From the numbered list, (1) necessarily speaks of at least a dualism. I know that many doubters, and even some Christians pursuing erroneous theological conclusions, approach God with a monistic mindset, that is, denying the truth of (1). Could it be that Sartre, in (7)-(8), is motivated by a monistic commitment?

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