The Absurd 3

Heidegger – anxiety is a lack of understanding.

Sartre – anxiety produces a vivid experience of the enormous responsibility of absolute freedom.


Discussing the human condition how humans physically exist before they begin to think about what is to. The philosophers individually discussed ideas during times of war, thus attempting to find humanity because nothing is more absurd than war. Those discussing these ideas needed to find a faith in humanity that have been lost, thus argued that it is human nature to be good but through development within society this has the potential to change, although arguing that this is self-deception and inauthentic.

These philosophers opened up a new world, collecting literature and art in order to develop their ideas. Within the theatre of the absurd plays such as Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead can be seen to have profound meaning through complete nonsense.


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Jessy Plant

A Brighton born artist, now studying a Fine Art Degree at Cardiff Met Uni.

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