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Just like me, is flung there, just like that. It is even more correct to say of Sartre than of Heidegger, and, a fortiori " of Jaspers, that the story of any particular life is the story of a reverse," 36 into that state of immobility hands it me We because the Jasperian conception of reverse does include a vague sort of promise; the Heideggerian conception of reverse may, nevertheless, foster an intimate spiritualization of finality. its fundamental state Here reverse appears in is no escape.

It is the only possible beginning. B. : EXISTENTIALIST PHILOSOPHIES 38 to their books, however, death is not converted to something brighter because of the transfiguration which follows it. The supernatural means nothing to me, not even the tiniest ray of perceptible light finds its way down from it and penetrates am " into the attachment I have for things of this means to me, in my present the stupid and terrifying necessity which undermines all pleasures. am a " believer," it is the ever-imminent ultimatum of detachment or world.

I wake in the middle of a journey in a tale told by an idiot. One is reminded of " we have embarked," of the Homo Viator. Yet, on one side, invisible breezes guide the ship in distress; on the other side is the inexorable drift which banishes all hope. This notion is so obscurantist that Sartre explains it by a new shade of meaning whose ontological scope is unlimited the human being is unwanted. His inexcusable stupidity is a hindrance just like absurdity. : At this stage one is not an idiot.

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