Describe your understanding of the other, or others, in terms of public experience in relation to some (existentialism). As with the On The Self paper(which you fixed it few days ago), you might tell a story to begin and then consider the main points in terms of texts or arguments. How does your experience of others or the public relate to philosophy? what or who is the other, what or who is the public,and what is the difference between the public and the public and the private? again, you need to have a thesis in this paper, and you will need arguments or textual evidence to convince.
*You should investigate:
(a) other researchers who comment on the issue of personal experience in the first place;
(b) researchers who interpret the writers you have discussed; or
(c)researchers who consider the issue of personal experience in the texts and contexts of the writers you have discussed.
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Being Myself in Public: Existentialism and an Argument on Self
Despite differences in individual philosophers’ characterizations, Existentialism as a philosophical movement has generally influenced the philosophical understanding of the self, freedom and responsibility, and the ethical implications of choice. As discussed in previous assignments in this course, the concept of self wrapped up in the consequences of choice take on greater meanings and challenges when bound up with the idea of the other.
The Self and the Crowd
In this paper, I will describe an argumentative understanding of other, and others in terms of public experience in relation to existentialism as it pertains to this conflict between the self and the crowd, the self and other, and a general conception of truth this discussion generates. Kierkegaard calls it the crowd. In an essay called “The Crowd is Untruth” (Kierkegaard, p. 1).
In the crowd, the self has the tendency to become subsumed under the auspices of the other. It is not always clear where (and how) the lines are drawn. What is it like to be in the crowd? If you have a job you might think of yourself as defined by your job. In this setting, you are not the same self you are in when you are with your friends after work, or when you are by yourself in your bedroom. What Kierkegaard alludes to is the modern notion of the self in modern society defined by the roles we play.
The Self is Not a Vacuum
The easy way to avoid the philosophical problem of the self and the other is to simply argue that the other does not exist. While, this idea of a solipsistic universe has been the fodder for many science fictions novels and movies, it is not a tenable argument here. It is the philosopher who has said many times that the self cannot be solipsistic. I am not a person who thinks that nothing exists outside of my own conceptions (Dunietz, p. 78). In this view, what I think and feel and my experience of a public world is just a product of my own imagination. The other is just a dream that I have conjured....
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