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The first thing we can be aware of is our existence, even when doubting everything else Cogito ergo sum. In Nauseathe main character's feeling of dizziness towards his own existence is induced by things, not thinking. This dizziness occurs "in the face of one's freedom and responsibility for giving a meaning to reality".
To both philosophers, consciousness is intentional, meaning that there is only consciousness of something. For Sartre, intentionality implies that there is no form of self that is hidden inside consciousness such as Husserl's transcendental ego.
An ego must be a structure outside consciousness, so that there can be consciousness of the ego. According to him, one of the major achievements of modern philosophy is phenomenology because it disproved the kinds of dualism that set the existent up as having a "hidden" nature such as Immanuel Kant 's noumenon ; Phenomenology has removed "the illusion of worlds behind the scene".
While being-in-itself is something that can only be approximated by human being, being-for-itself is the being of consciousness. Part 1, Chapter 1: The origin of negation[ edit ] From Sartre's phenomenological point of view, nothingness is an experienced reality and cannot be a merely subjective mistake.
The absence of a friend and absence of money hint at a being of nothingness. It is part of reality. In the first chapter, Sartre develops a theory of nothingness which is central to the whole book, especially to his account for bad faith and freedom.
Though "it is evident that non-being always appears within the limits of a human expectation",  the concrete nothingness differs from mere abstract inexistence, such as the square circle. A concrete nothingness, e. This totality is modified by the nothingness which is part of it. The human attitude of inquiry, of asking questions, puts consciousness at distance from the world.
Every question brings up the possibility of a negative answer, of non-being, e. Non-being can neither be part of the being-in-itself nor can it be as a complement of it. Being-for-itself is the origin of negation. The relation between being-for-itself and being-in-itself is one of questioning the latter.
By bringing nothingness into the world, consciousness does not annihilate the being of things, but changes its relation to it. Part 1, Chapter 2: Bad faith[ edit ] As Bad faithSartre describes one's self-deception about the human reality. It can take two forms, the first one is making oneself falsely believe not to be what one actually is.
The second one is conceiving oneself as an object e. Living a life defined by one's occupation, social, racial, or economic class, is the very essence of "bad faith", the condition in which people cannot transcend their situations in order to realize what they must be human and what they are not waiter, grocer, etc.
It is also essential for an existent to understand that negation allows the self to enter what Sartre calls the "great human stream". The great human stream arises from a singular realization that nothingness is a state of mind in which we can become anything, in reference to our situation, that we desire.
The difference between existence and identity projection remains at the heart of human subjects who are swept up by their own condition, their "bad faith". His movement is quick and forward, a little too precise, a little too rapid.
He bends forward a little too eagerly; his voice, his eyes express an interest a little too solicitous for the order of the customer.
Finally there he returns, trying to imitate in his walk the inflexible stiffness of some kind of automaton while carrying his tray with the recklessness of a tight-rope-walker by putting it in a perpetually unstable, perpetually broken equilibrium which he perpetually re-establishes by a light movement of the arm and hand.
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