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Existence as the Search for Meaning (An Outline of Existential Ontology)

(Original title: J. P. Sartre: hľadanie zmyslu uprostred bytia (náčrt existenciálnej ontológie))
Filozofia, 50 (1995), 10, 532-539.
Type of work: Papers
Publication language: Slovak

The paper is an attempt to rethink Sartre’s existential ontology as a relatively closed and consistent philosophical system, consisting of several basic and mutually related premises and concepts. The first group of these concepts (such as appearance of being and being of appearance, being in „itself and „ for itself‘, nothingness) make the background of Sartre’s peculiar interpretation of phenomenological ontology as well as of his existential philosophy as a whole. The second group of the concepts (existence, freedom, responsibility, anxiety) represent the very core of his existential ontology. The third group (being-for the other, the other’s view, love etc.) make the Sartrian ontology of human relations possible. These concepts together with the basic premises of the existential philosophy should then sereve as a key to understanding the sense of human life.

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