Bad Faith

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| | | | |Consciousness is a being, the nature of which is to be conscious of the nothingness of its being. | |This is how Sartre begins his analysis of bad faith. This is a contemplation of being that is a journey into the depths of a person’s soul. Yet, | |soul being the wrong word to use here, seeing as though a soul is something Sartre does not believe in. | |The topic of Bad Faith is what I am going to discuss today. This journey into the workings of a person’s inner being and the conflict a person has | |with being true to themselves about who they are and what they want is the basic premise of this essay. | |He writes about how this is the turmoil only a person who is considered a liar has. He discusses how a person deceives himself to believe that the | |way he is acting is only for the perpetuation of what he truly believes himself to be, but for the time being must have to take on another persona | |to eventually achieve the inner true self. | |An example of the waiter is used by Sartre to explain how we are playing with our inner beings. | |Maybe this playing is to be able get used to who we really are and make it easier to accept this reality. | |The waiter is playing at being a waiter in a café. | |The game is a kind of figuring...
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