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|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 ...
|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 ...
|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
|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 ...
|And, as in the Spiritual “Old Man River”, the ego is “tired of living, but scared of |
dying. ... Is. Man. a. useless. passion? If, at that point, we look for a conclusion,
we may be tempted to adopt the celebrated one put forth by Sartre: “Man is a
|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).
|'man is a useless passion' A phrase coined by Sartre in Being and |Nothingness (|
1943) describing the human condition with particular reference to the
impossibility of complete satisfaction. As a being-foritself a person is constituted
as a lack ...
|It is incapable of furnishing him with any principle for making choices. Let him do |
as he pleases. In any case, the game is lost. Does not Sartre declare, in effect,
that man is a 'useless passion,' that he tries in vain to realize the synthesis of ...