Introduction to Sartre's Existentialism (Phil 101)
What you'll learn
- Existential Philosophy
- It's origin, Chief Features, Primary Existential Philosophical Problems raised by Existentialists
- Sartre's Existentialism
- Sartre's Existential Realization: Anguish, Forlornness/Abandonment, and Despair
- Two kinds of Freedom, Freedom in absolute sense
- Existential Psychoanalysis: Berne's Three different notions of Ego & its relation with Freudian Ego
- Transactional Analysis, Interaction: OK and Not-OK
- A clear concept on Sartre's Existentialism and its related questions
- A philosophical interest in Existentialism
This course is designed for Phil 101 course on Sartre’s Existential Philosophy. The course has two parts. The first part of this Philosophy course covers the brief history, origination, source, and chief features of Existential Philosophy. It also discusses the novel problem regarding human existence addressed by the Existential Philosophers. Then this lecture focuses on Jean Paul Sartre's Existentialism. This course elaborates Jean Paul Sartre's three existential realizations about human life and existential crisis. The second part of this course addresses some important and interesting questions that can be raised from Sartre’s Existential philosophical movement. Through this discussion, this course covers the topics of the distinction between two kinds of freedom, whether freedom can be in its absolute sense, in what sense Sartre’s existentialism resemblance with determinism. This course also covers interesting topics such as existential psychoanalysis, Transactional Analysis, and their relations with existentialism. In this regard, it elaborates on Eric Barne’s three states of ego and their comparison with Freud’s Psychic Ego. This course also explores how transactional interaction can be communicated in terms of OK and Not Ok. It also explains the four basic possible life positions which an individual can choose in terms of OK and Not ok. Finally, at the end of each part, this course offers food for thought for its learners.
Who this course is for:
- This course is primarily designed for the beginners of Philosophy 101 students.
Dr. Prasasti Pandit is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy under West Bengal Education Service. She has the experience of teaching philosophy to undergraduate and graduate students of India since 2014. She also has the experience of teaching undergraduate students of James Madison University, USA as an Invited Guest Lecturer in October 2021. She completed her PhD in 2020 from Visva-Bharati University. Her Specialized areas are Normative Ethics, Virtue Ethics, History of Western Epistemology from ancient Greek epistemology, Medieval thoughts to Modern Philosophy, Moral philosophy from ancient Greek virtue theory, Medieval moral thoughts to Modern ethics, and Indian Philosophy from ancient Carvaka, Nyaya, Samkhya-Yoga, Buddhism, Jainism, Vedanta philosophy. She attended several National and International conferences including World Congress of Philosophy as an Invited Speaker and presents her research. She also has publication in UGC-approved Journals and International journals including the leading journals of Philosophy like Journal of Indian Council of Philosophical Research (under SpringerNature) and Philosophia (Philippines). She has incredible feedback record as an excellent Educator from the students of India, USA, and in Global level. She is a passionate educator and dedicated academic researcher of Philosophy and is interested to join academic discussions and research collaborations in her field.