[Extract] The early French existentialists, such as Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir, were very much public figures. They involved themselves in political and social debates, applying their philosophical views to current issues and events. Given this practical approach to philosophy, it seems paradoxical that philosophers continue to be sceptical about the possibility of constructing an ethical theory based on existentialism. In this essay, I want to explore two of the main reasons for this scepticism and suggest that there is a way around them.
|Publication status||Published - 25 Nov 2019|