The Apprehension of Nothingness, Anguish, and Vertigo.

“It is in anguish that man gets the consciousness of his freedom…”

It has been posited by Jean-Paul Sartre that when a man realizes his own freedom, he experiences fear and anguish. And he doesn’t mean it in a normal sense of the word — he means it in a core, primal way. He seems to think that anguish is the core emotional…



Philosophical investigations and reflections — from the Stoics to the Existentialists.

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Matthew David

Philosopher. Writer. Coffee Addict. I write about Philosophy from the Ancient Greeks to Existentialism. ←Learn more here