Human Projects in the Existential Phenomenology of Sartre

  • Piotr Mróz
Part of the Analecta Husserliana book series (ANHU, volume 77)


Although there is no common body of doctrine to which all existentialists might willingly subscribe, some themes and common motifs allow us to treat them as representatives of one unified movement. What we find (especially in the early phases of existentialism) is the strict stipulation to study the concrete human existences so vividly distinct from all other sorts of beings. Certain contradistinctions—essence (being) versus existence (man), finality and infinity, determination and freedom—are constantly reflected in the history of existentialism.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Piotr Mróz
    • 1
  1. 1.Jagiellonian UniversityKrakowPoland

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