The Authentic and Inauthentic Selves: What They Do to Freedom and Self-Liberty Analytical Essay by Beng

The Authentic and Inauthentic Selves: What They Do to Freedom and Self-Liberty
Analytical essay on the notions of authentic and inauthentic being in existentialist philosophy.
# 148427 | 1,921 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2006 | PH
Published on Oct 24, 2011 in Philosophy (Metaphysics) , Philosophy (General)


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Description:

This paper is a philosophy discourse on the notions of authentic and inauthentic selves. Largely a question of the existentialist philosophy, the writer takes ideas from well known thinkers, Jean-Paul Sartre, Victor Frankl, and Fredriche Nietzsche. Opening with a brief interpretation of existentialist philosophy, and then continuing on to provide the foundations for authentic and inauthentic notions of being, the paper moves through the arguments provided by philosophers on free-will, choice, and liberty.

Outline:
Introduction
The Authentic Self
The Inauthentic Self
Authenticity, Inauthenticity, and the Concept of Freedom
Conclusion

From the Paper:

"As stated by Sartre, the term authenticity points to having a lucid type of consciousness that gives identity to every situation in life. It is taking in--not just the freedom and liberty--but also the responsibilities and risks associated with this state, including betrayal, hardships, distress and humiliation. It is growing over the years and using all events and experiences in order to nurture in knowledge and expertise, especially when it relates to the process of accumulating the desired end result. In forming the authentic self, there is a need to be honest with oneself, and to be driven by the will and power that dictates what a person should do for the fulfillment of his or her dreams and visions."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Adrienne, Carol. "Authenticity." Courage Magazine. 76.2 (2006, June-September).
  • "Authentic." The New Dictionary of Existentialism. 1st ed. 1972.
  • "Authentic Self." Wellness Weekly 3.1 (2004, September 15): 1-2.
  • Carman, Taylor. Heidegger's Analytic: Interpretation, Discourse, and Authenticity in Being and Time. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003.
  • "Existentialism." American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language. 3rd ed. 1992.

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