Existentialism And Time: A Philosophical Exploration of the Past, Present, and Future


Philosophies like Existentialism can seem often esoteric, only abstractly related to everyday life. In this episode, Alex comes to Aaron with a question of how the Existential attitude can help him and others think about their own pasts, presents, and futures. Through looking at three concepts by the Existentialists Camus, Kierkegaard, and Beauvoir, Alex and Aaron discuss how the philosophers’ insights related to time reveal practical truths about the universe.

Works Discussed:

The Myth of Sisyphus, Albert Camus
The Concept of Anxiety, Soren Kierkegaard
The Ethics of Ambiguity, Simone de Beauvoir

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