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  1. Because he offered to treat this hopelessness in such a way as to find meaning in it.

    If we can't control death and the world is full of accidents, well, then it's just the rules of the game. What's the point of arguing with them? Complain?We are already playing, so let's make this game as interesting and better as possible.

    While we are still making up our minds, in this small part of our lives , we can do something to become better. To make the world a better place. Make an impact on things. Create a project for your life and give meaning to your stay in the game.

    It is in much the same way that Sartre and Camus propose to solve the question of meaning. And this is a good idea, because it gives a person back responsibility for his life and the world around him, despite all the accompanying suffering.

  2. “Nausea” is too early a text to speak of Sartre's philosophy. You should refer to philosophical and journalistic works. In general, the stereotype that existentialism is about despair and “life is meaningless” was developed almost by these Internet sites of yours (although critics of existentialism reproached him for this, which he actively argued with). In fact, it seems that all this is explained in the program article “Existentialism is humanism” itself. There, he speaks in a normal, human language. In general, everything is clear from the first time.

  3. Emil Cioran was cured of the urge to kill himself only after writing a book about suicide. Maybe Sartre was in a similar situation to the Romanian philosopher…

  4. Because this Sartre of yours, for all his squint-eyed, toad-like stupidity, has realized that perhaps he has missed something in his constructions and the death of the body is not the end.

    Here's what people thought about it a little deeper::

    “Krsna says: There has never been a time when I, you and all these kings did not exist, and in the future none of us will cease to exist.

    The incarnated soul gradually changes the body of a child to the body of a young man, and then to the body of an old man, and in the same way after death it passes into another body.�

    2.16 The sages who saw the truth came to the conclusion that the non-existent [material body] is impermanent and the eternal [soul] is unchangeable. They drew this conclusion after carefully studying the nature of both.

    2.17 Know that whatever permeates the material body is indestructible. No one can destroy an immortal soul.

    2.20 The soul is neither born nor dies. It did not arise once in the past and will never cease to exist. It is unborn, eternal, ever-existing, immortal, and primordial. It is not destroyed when the body dies.

    2.24 This individual soul is indestructible, unburnable, waterlogged, and inexhaustible. It exists always and everywhere, unchangeable, immovable, eternally the same.”

    Or, if that's too colorful and exotic for you, here's Shakespeare:

    “…Die…To fall asleep-no more – and to know-what is a dream

    We will stifle all these heartaches,

    Which are the inheritance of poor flesh

    Got: oh, yes it's so coveted

    The end… Yes, to die is to fall asleep… Fall asleep.

    Living in a dream world may be a barrier. –

    What dreams are there in this dead dream

    They will soar before the disembodied spirit…

    Here is the obstacle – and here is the reason,

    That tribulations last forever on earth…”

    In general, you understand.

  5. It was rightly noted above about the meanings that Sartre revealed in “Nausea” and “Existentialism is humanism”. It is worth adding that in the latter, he “suggested” to the individual the creation of a project and self-assignment of its meaning.

    As you know, by the end of his life, Sartre is getting closer to Marxism. In his work “Problems of method” about the meaning of life, o writes the following: “Our hysterical task in this meaningful world is to bring closer the moment when history will find a single meaning and will strive to dissolve into specific people who together create it.” This thesis, in my opinion, is fundamental in the worldview of the late Sartre.�

    At the same time, I believe that the philosopher extends this meaning to himself and to those who consider themselves like-minded with his political views.

    PS: about the meaning of life in existentialism, I recommend” The Myth of Sisyphus ” by A. Camus

  6. Sartre was generally a broad-minded man. For example, during the occupation of France, he:�

    He wrote a column in the collaborationist literary magazine Komedia;

    He served as a professor at the Lycee Condorcet, replacing a dismissed Jewish colleague, Dreyfus-le-Foyer.;

    he staged plays at the renamed Sithe Theater (formerly the Sarah Bernhardt Theater) – German critics were very favorable to them, and the hall was full of German officers who were introduced to French culture;

    he wrote the book “Being and Nothing”, which was published with the stamp of the German censor;

    At the Cafe Flor, I spent my time thinking about the principles of future action and the future of free France.

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