PHI 100 Final
Terms in this set (15)
The view that these categories are fixed and unchangeable. (DeBeauvoir rejects)
The view that no generalizations or categories are possible. (DeBeauvoir rejects)
The confrontation of this irrational and the wild longing for clarity whose call echoes in the human heart (Camus)
We must create meaning and mortality (DeBeauvoir)
Seeing oneself through the perspective of racism and colonialism. Seeing the injustice and the irony in claims such as "all are created equal" (DuBois)
how a person understands his or her being and relationship to the world at large. We create our own meaning in this world. (May)
"It was on the soil of this essentially dangerous form of human existence, the priestly form, that man first became an interesting animal."
"What were we doing when we unchained this earth from its sun?"
"The terms masculine and feminine are used symmetrically only as a matter of form...In actuality the relation of the two sexes is not quite like that of two electrical poles, for man represents both the positive and the neutral..."
"...along with the ethical urge of each individual to affirm his subjective existence, there is also the temptation to forgo liberty and become a thing."
"...when an individual (or a group of individuals) is kept in a situation of inferiority, the fact is thathe is inferior. But the significance of the verb to be must be rightly understood here..."
"Irresponsibility is part of my invisibility; any way you face it, it is a denial. But to whom can I be responsible, and why should I be, when you refuse to see me?"
"The struggle itself toward the heights is enough to fill a man's heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy."
"Between the certainty I have of my existence and the content I try to give to that assurance, the gap will never be filled. Forever I shall be a stranger to myself."
"If we do not love life on our own account and through others, it is futile to seek to justify it in any way."
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