Ideas from 'Existentialism and Humanism' by Jean-Paul Sartre [1945], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Existentialism and Humanism' by Sartre,Jean-Paul (ed/tr Mairet,Philip) [Methuen 1980,0-413-31300-x]].

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16. Persons / B. Concept of the Self / 3. External Properties
Man is nothing else but the sum of his actions
16. Persons / F. Free Will / 1. Free Will / a. Nature of free will
Man IS freedom
22. Metaethics / A. Value / 1. Nature of Value / e. Subjective value
If values depend on us, freedom is the foundation of all values
22. Metaethics / C. Ethics Foundations / 2. Source of Ethics / e. Human nature
There is no human nature
23. Ethics / C. Virtue Theory / 3. Virtues / d. Courage
Cowards are responsible for their cowardice
23. Ethics / F. Existentialism / 5. Existence-Essence
Existence before essence (or begin with the subjective)
'Existence precedes essence' means we have no pre-existing self, but create it through existence
23. Ethics / F. Existentialism / 6. Authentic Self
Existentialism says man is whatever he makes of himself
23. Ethics / F. Existentialism / 7. Existential Action
When a man must choose between his mother and the Resistance, no theory can help
If I do not choose, that is still a choice
28. God / A. Divine Nature / 5. Divine Morality / d. God decrees morality
Without God there is no intelligibility or value