Very Bad Wizards

Episode 222: Choosing Sartre for All Mankind

October 5th, 2021

David and Tamler don black turtlenecks and light up a couple of Gauloises to talk about Jean Paul Sartre's classic essay “Existentialism is a Humanism.” Why are choices so fundamental to our experience? What does Sartre mean when he says that “existence precedes essence”? Why does he try to shoehorn universalizability into a view that’s clearly hostile to it?

Plus, how much free time is good for you? Is that even the right question?

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