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Posted by koZako on Tuesday, December 03, 2002 at 03:47:58 :

In Reply to: Re: OW! my head hurts posted by PJ on Saturday, November 30, 2002 at 01:05:06 :

up to what I know, both Sartre & kierk cannot fall under the same Existentialism for the former conceives freedom ONLY when the notion of God -- which in turn, means the notion of Essence and the possibility of existing absolute values-- is completely supressed. The latter, on the contrary, uses God as a parameter of human freedom, that is, the stages he put forward describe how is man prepared or not to leap into the "abyss", that is to profoundly know that he has followed certain values not approved by men but by God, which is impossible to know actually, 'cuz God's rules might even contradict rational and logical ways of behaving, so it is, in the end, a matter of subjective faith.

Anyway, I agree that determinism and existentialism are opposing philosophies but existentialism itself is a generic term which needs to be restricted in its meaning.


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