'Unappropriable' Freedom Santoni, Sartre and the Question of Authenticity - a Response to Karsten Harries

in Sartre Studies International
Author: Daniel L. Tate
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According to Harries, ‘Sartre ... has to reject whatever belongs to facticity as binding my freedom in an essential way.’1 Indeed, he argues that Sartre’s commitment to such a radical freedom results in a profound misinterpretation of the human condition that places consciousness at odds with its own embodiment, ultimately demonising the sensuous. This misinterpretation is exacerbated by Sartre’s insistence that human freedom is destined to the futile task of producing the missing synthesis of consciousness and being, a destiny that sends consciousness on the impossible quest of providing its own foundation.

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An Interdisciplinary Journal of Existentialism and Contemporary Culture


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