The Sartre‐Heidegger Controversy on Humanism and the Concept of Man in Education

  title={The Sartre‐Heidegger Controversy on Humanism and the Concept of Man in Education},
  author={Leena Kakkori and Rauno Huttunen},
  journal={Educational Philosophy and Theory},
  pages={351 - 365}
Jean‐Paul Sartre claims in his 1945 lecture ‘Existentialism is a Humanism’ that there are two kinds of existentialism: that of Christians like Karl Jaspers, and atheistic like Martin Heidegger. Sartre's ‘spiritual master’ Heidegger had no problem with Sartre defining him as an atheist, but he had serious problems with Sartre's concept of humanism and existentialism. Heidegger claims that the essence of humanism lies in the essence of the human being. After the Enlightenment, the Western concept… 

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