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The Possibility of Universal Moral Judgement in Existential Ethics

A Critical Analysis of the Phenomenology of Moral Experience according to Jean-Paul Sartre


Joseph Kariuki

The problem at the core of this ethical study is how Existentialist Ethics comprises the absolute character of obligation and how it is able to join the ethical postulate to the conrete situation without losing the absolute. Kariuki is chiefly interested in Sartre because he presents, in a most logical fashion, a model of Realistic Ethics that excludes all transcendence. At the same time, Kariuki shows the similarity between Sartre and A.I. Melden.
Contents: Introduction: The ontological background of Existentialist Ethics: Human existence as freedom - Part one: The universalizability criterion of moral choice - Part two: The ethical dimension of human existence: freedom as responsibility.