Two objections, or rather sets of objections, to Kant that Sartre formulates in Being and Nothingness and Notebooks for an Ethics seem to deny any similarities between their views. First, according to Sartre, Kant offers an inappropriate account of freedom, more exactly, one which seems to contain a contradiction in terms. For, on Sartre’s reading, Kant’s account of freedom in the Third Antinomy suggests that a free agent is free from all constraints, whereas his account of the free agent as spontaneous suggests that there are certain constraints the agent cannot overcome.
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