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Single Idea 3844

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

Full Idea

Man is nothing else but that which he makes of himself. This is the first principle of existentialism.

Gist of Idea

Existentialism says man is whatever he makes of himself


Jean-Paul Sartre (Existentialism and Humanism [1945], p.28)

Book Reference

Sartre,Jean-Paul: 'Existentialism and Humanism', ed/tr. Mairet,Philip [Methuen 1980], p.28

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