October 5th, 2021 | 1 hr 37 mins
discretionary time, existentialism, free time, humanism, sartre
David and Tamler don black turtlenecks and light up a couple of Gauloises to talk about Jean Paul Sartre's classic essay “Existentialism is a Humanism.” Why are choices so fundamental to our experience? What does Sartre mean when he says that “existence precedes essence”? Why does he try to shoehorn universalizability into a view that’s clearly hostile to it? And how do you pronounce Sartre without sounding like a douche?
Plus, how much free time is good for you? Is that even the right question?