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George F. McLean - 1996 - 432 pages
|It is true that in such a philosophy anguish and despair play a very important part |
in that they ultimately lead to the insight that man is a useless passion, that he
tries in vain to materialize the synthesis of the For- itself and the In-itself and ...
|Thus the passion of man is the reverse of that of Christ, for man loses himself as |
man in order that God may be born. But the idea of God is contradictory and we
lose ourselves in vain. Man is a useless passion.1 Man would be both ...
|of this freedom in the contingency of human existence motivated by its |
ontological passion. ... and Nothingness, giving as an example the much quoted
phrase: “Man is a useless passion,” which received hostile comments not really
on account ...
|Sartre's best-known comment on passion is probably the provocative 'Man is a |
useless passion' from L'Etre et le Néant (EN, 708/615), which forms part of his
discussion of our futile yearning to achieve simultaneous freedom and identity in
Charles B. Guignon - 1999 - 325 pages
|Does not Sartre declare, in effect, that man is a "useless passion," that he tries in |
vain to realize the synthesis of the for-oneself and the in-oneself, to make himself
God? Man's passion is useless; he has no means for becoming the being that ...
|In the very act of stating that "Man is a useless passion," isn't Sartre implying that |
any remark any human might make must also be merely useless? If being human
is a useless passion, then Sartre's own remark to that effect must certainly also ...
|In the Christian story of the Passion, God becomes human in the person of Christ |
and then allows Christ to be sacrificed on the cross so that humanity can be freed
from ... Sartre sums this up in the slogan 'man is a useless passion' (B&N: 636).
|"The passion of man is the reverse of that of Christ," Sartre insists, "for man loses |
himself as man in order that God may be born. But the idea of God is
contradictory and we lose ourselves in vain. Man is a useless passion," he
Dr Alastair McIntosh, Dr Rose Roberts, Dr Lewis Williams - 2012 - 452 pages
|But the idea of God is contradictory and we lose ourselves in vain. Man is a |
useless passion” (Sartre 1969: 615). I stress, again, that these lines are not
peripheral: they are the conclusion of his argument. The preceding argument is
|Disciple: Sartre believes that the fate of the world depends on man's decisions ... |
Disciple: Many people call Sartre's philosophy pessimistic because he maintains
that man is a “useless passion” vainly striving in a universe without a purpose.