The previous chapters go some way towards explaining Kant’s radical view concerning the principle of truthfulness and Sartre’s surprisingly sympathetic reaction to Kant’s position. True, the preconditions of identity and self-choice explored there do not yet clarify on what basis such an unconditional commitment can be justified; they are necessary assumptions of such a commitment, but very far from being sufficient. If anything, Kant’s and Sartre’s radical views concerning unconditionality still suggest an idealized view of human beings, as Constant pointed out.
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