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The closing word of this review is reserved for Arp's impassioned argument for the distinctiveness and originality of Beauvoir's existentialist thought. Though the volume does not include an essay devoted to the relation between feminism and existentialism (13-14), Arp's essay successfully demonstrates the existentialist elements of one of feminism's foundational figures. She introduces the reader with ease to Beauvoir's fundamental works -- "Pyrrus and Cineas," She came to Stay, The Ethics of Ambiguityand The Second Sex -- and the enduring importance of her work for existential ethics character formation (260-64). Arp explains clearly the notion of ambiguity and its importance for Beauvior's thought, and also establishes Beauvior's philosophical acumen precisely insofar as her deep understanding of Hegel's [master-slave] dialectic (267-69) rather than the supposed influence from Sartre enabled her to understand why it is that "one is not born, but becomes, woman" (265) -- and thus why Beauvoir controversially held women to be "complicit in their own oppression" (269).

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The thought of death, resulting in nothingness, generates a sense of existential angst.
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— Essays in Existentialism - coeurdastronaute

The Existentialist View of Human Nature: Existentialism is defined, in part by the statement credo” Existence precedes Essence.” This means:
1. We have no predetermined nature or essence that controls what we are, what we do, or what is valuable for us.
2. We are radically free to act independently of determination by outside influences.
3. We create our own human nature through these free choices.
4. We also create our values through these choices.

— Essays in Existentialism: HSAU - coeurdastronaute - Tumblr

In Sartre’s “Existentialism Is A Humanism”, he attempts to address harsh reproaches against his original theory of existentialism and the misunderstood principled and insightful points made by Sartre. More specifically, Sartre chooses to addresses four main counter redresses to his philosophical dealings, and the four are addressed below:

The essential thing, surely, not the weird thing. To follow an existential system of laws would be to be inauthentic - a contradiction.
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Essays in Existentialism has 782 ratings and 20 reviews

The existentialists made, however, some notable exceptions. Camus,for example, wrote a vibrant review of the work of René Char(Camus 1935–1936), and saw in the work of Francis Ponge an eminentillustration of the task of literature in the absurd situation ofpost-war France (Camus 1943). Sartre also dedicated a long and largelypositive review to the work of Francis Ponge, seeing in it a kind ofprofane phenomenology (Sartre 1944 in 1947a). This positive assessmentmight well have rested on a misunderstanding, since Ponge seemed tohave had the exact opposite view of language as Sartre, and regardedpoetry precisely as the form that would best be able to “name theworld” and make human freedom face its responsibility.

Essays in Existentialism - Jean-Paul Sartre

Nevertheless, despite its flaws and obscurities, Existentialism and Humanism has tremendous appeal as impassioned rhetoric. It addresses the kind of questions that most of us hoped philosophy would answer and which contemporary analytic philosophy largely ignores. Perhaps its greatest strength is its concentration on freedom: most of us deceive ourselves most of the time about the extent to which our actions are constrained by factors beyond our control. Even though Sartre’s extreme position on freedom and responsibility is ultimately untenable, it serves to remind us that we can exert far greater control over our lives than we generally admit, and that most of our excuses are simply rationalisations.

— Essays in Existentialism: Shower Scene - coeurdastronaute

Our lives are ongoing activities. Mr. White’s existence, just like the existence of every similarly self-conscious, caring being, is more than a series of events or a set of facts. In providing such an understanding, Existentialism breathes new life into old ideas about the nature of value, freedom, and even more broadly into questions about the nature of reality and knowledge. In this essay, we will restrict our focus to what existentialists have to say about human nature and living a meaningful life.2