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Date of Award

10-1965

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Philosophy

Supervisor

J. M. Noxon

Language

English

Abstract

The subject of this thesis is Jean-Paul Sartre's philosophy of freedom. This involves an examination of Sartre's ontological description of the being of the world, the being-in-itself, and the being of men, the being-for-itself. Sartre's description reveals man, a conscious being, as the origin of negation. The nihilating characteristic of man' consciousness enables him to freely project ends of action in a world of obstacles. By choosing his own mode of being, man makes himself and his world takes on meaning in relation to his projects. In short, freedom, Sartre claims, in absolute and limited only by freedom itself.

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