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Existentialist Philosophies

The paper should be 5 pages long. It is due at the beginning of class Friday, March 3.

Your discussion should reflect your own opinion and thinking, and should make use of at least one of the Sartre lecture and the Sartre play. You may make use of both. Include page numbers for any references.


Is the meaning of your life determined only by things that happen while you are alive? Or is it possible for what your life means to change because of the events that happen after your death or because of the way that people interpret your life after your death?

Keep in mind that the question isn't whether the meaning of \emph{every} life changes after the person dies, but whether it's possible for the meaning of \emph{any} life to do that. You might want to concentrate on a hypothetical example or examples.

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