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Beyond bad faith : vindicating the quest for being

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Beyond bad faith : vindicating the quest for being

Zrihen, Yorel (1998) Beyond bad faith : vindicating the quest for being. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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By equating the "quest for Being" with "bad faith" Sartre has over-simplified and misrepresented human reality. In this thesis I examine Sartre's description of "the human condition," as well as his concepts of "bad faith", "good faith", "authenticity", and "the ego"--for evidence of the consistent devalorization of human reality's "natural quest for being." I will argue that the desire to self-coincide must be distinguished from the attempt to evade freedom. The quest for Being must be vindicated in order to restore a vital and valid dimension which is flagrantly excluded in Sartre's depiction of human reality.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Philosophy
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Zrihen, Yorel
Pagination:v, 121 leaves ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:Theses (M.A.)
Program:Philosophy
Date:1998
Thesis Supervisor(s):McGraw, J.
ID Code:487
Deposited By:Concordia University Libraries
Deposited On:27 Aug 2009 13:12
Last Modified:08 Dec 2010 10:14
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