Philosophy – Sartre [6:37]


The video starts off with a discussion of Sartre’s background growing up.  It then discusses the basic key insights of his existentialism, with a variety of great examples, namely 1) everyday life is much weirder than we think, 2) we are free and nothing is pre-determined, 3) we shouldn’t live in ‘bad faith,’ or fatalistically, and 4) we’re free is dismantle capitalism and the simple pursuit of money and society’s expectations.

Discussion Questions

  • What did you learn or stood out the most?
  • What are some everyday objects around you that are actually really weird or extraordinary when you think about it?
  • Do you think anything is pre-determined, whether by fate, god, or nature-nurture?
  • What are some of society’s norms and expectations that make you feel like you have no other choice but to try to work for them?

Keywords: philosophy, Sartre, existentialism, free will, freedom, determinism, ethics, moral theory,


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