Write a 3 pages essay.

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Read Sartre’s ‘Existentialism is a Humanism’ and answer the following question in the form of a 3 page essay.

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What does it mean to say that existence precedes essence? On what basis does Sartre hold there is no human nature (essence)? Do you agree with Sartre’s claim that “In choosing for himself, he chooses for all men"? Why or why not?

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Philosophy of a Person
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An exceptional philosopher and a writer Sartre has penned a number of the philosophical
conclusions that relate closely to the philosophy of a person. Sartre has in his writings stood out
to speak a certain direction of life. He has been sure to point on issues that directly affect human
life. He is sure to highlight anything critical to human life and that will change the way of
thinking or the value of life. Sartre has argued that Existence precedes essence which is one of
the major conclusions in his philosophical considerations. Everything has the predefined
characteristics that are well known to a person or people. There are a set of features that make
something which is the best reference for essence. On the other hand, the existence is the
wellbeing of the thing which makes its existence.
For human beings, the Existence precedes Essence point that there is no particular pattern
or a known way that a human bein...

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