Creative Thinkers Essay

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Jean-Paul Sartre and Peter Singer, Thinkers? Jean-Paul Sartre and Peter Singer, Creative Thinkers? xxxxxx PHL/458 Abstract How does one become, "The most influential living philosopher" and "the most dangerous man in the world." Finding meaning in freedom requires individuals to continue define their essence in response to the conditions of their existence. A tension arises between defining one's essence in relation to one's existence which is already an unstable concept due to the nature of self-reflection and subsequently defining one's essence in relation to the existence of others. Subjectivity becomes a dilemma for an individual because ultimately “man is nothing else but what he makes of himself” My work is based on the assumption that clarity and consistency in our moral thinking is likely, in the long run, to lead us to hold better views on ethical issues. Jean-Paul Sartre and Peter Singer, Creative Thinkers? Looking at and comparing two famous thinkers, Jen-Paul Sartre and Peter Singer. One defines human beings as nothing but what we make of ourselves and the other is a strong proponent of eliminating poverty, arguing that anyone who has more than they need should be giving to those in need. Jean-Paul Sartre Jean-Paul Charles Aymard Sartre (21 June 1905 – 15 April 1980), normally known simply as Jean-Paul Sartre, was a French existentialist philosopher, dramatist and screenwriter, novelist, and critic. He had an enduring personal relationship with fellow philosopher Simone de Beauvoir. Novelist, essayist, playwright, and founder of a new school of thought who would become known as Existentialism, Jean-Paul Sartre was born in Paris on June 21, 1905. After graduating from the Ecole Normale Superior in 1929 with a doctorate in philosophy, he served in the French Army from 1929-31. He then served as schoolmaster for several years at Le Havre,

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