more from Jean-Paul Sartre

Single Idea 22232

[catalogued under 23. Ethics / F. Existentialism / 6. Authentic Self]

Full Idea

Authenticity consists in having a true and lucid consciousness of the situation, in assuming the responsibilities and risks that it involves, in accepting it in pride of humiliation, sometimes in horror and hate.

Gist of Idea

Authenticity is taking responsibility for a situation, with all its risks and emotions


Jean-Paul Sartre (Anti-Semite and Jew [1946], p.90), quoted by Christine Daigle - Jean-Paul Sartre 2.4

Book Reference

Daigle,Christine: 'Jean-Paul Sartre' [Routledge 2010], p.70

A Reaction

[Not sure what 'pride of humiliation' is, so it may be a typo for 'or']