Philosophy Battles of History (2/3)
Jean-Paul Sartre vs. John Cottingham
Jean-Paul Sartre lived from 1905 to 1980, and he is considered one of the most famous existentialist philosophers. This means that people have to decide on what they make of their lives since we just exist in the world. He also was against the idea that God existed. As a result, he thought that there were no limits on life. However, there is a more modern philosopher who disagrees with Sartre
The modern philosopher who disagrees with Sartre is John Cottingham. He is a member of Reading University and an expert in the topic of the meaning of life. Cottingham believes that we were created somehow, whether it was by accident or by a religious being. Since we were created, he believed that we were dependent on what created us whether it was spiritual or not. He also believes that we are constantly dependent on others throughout our entire lives. In addition, Cottingham believed that people can have meaning in their lives. What meaning could this be? Do Sartre and Cottingham agree on any aspect of life? You will have to continue to read to find out!
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