Sartrean Ethics and Emotive Nuisance in Kafkaesque World

Authors

  • Muhammad Adnan Akbar PhD Scholar, Air University Islamabad, Pakistan Author
  • Maria Farooq Maan Assistant Professor English, Air University, Islamabad Author

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.33195/

Keywords:

Freedom, Subjectivity, Bad Faith, Consciousness, Being-with-one-another, Being-in-the-world, Dasein, Phenomenology, Interpretive Phenomenology, Hermeneutic Phenomenology

Abstract

This study investigates the integration of Sartrean ethical principles in Kafka's literary works and challenges the usefulness of existentialist ethics. Sartre's Notebook for An Ethics (1983) argues that existentialism is a practical ethical theory that challenges the separation of theoretical and practical aspects. Warnock echoes this in Existential Ethics (1967). By examining key works by Sartre, including Existentialism and Humanism (1946) and Being and Nothingness (1943), the research explores the fundamental concepts of Sartrean ethics, which include freedom, bad faith, responsibility, and anguish. Sartre rejects absolute values, prioritizing subjectivity while acknowledging authenticity and good faith. Although Kierkegaard and Heidegger do not explicitly address existential ethics, they contribute to ethical concerns. The study employs a qualitative d phenomenological approach, emphasizing Ricoeur's hermeneutic phenomenology. The theoretical framework is based on Sartre's Ethics and Emotive Nuisance concepts. The epistemological position aligns with Heidegger's interpretive technique. In the Kafkaesque World, characters struggle with existential perplexity amid modern-age horrors, exploring the traumas of existence. The research develops systematic frameworks to understand the ethical standpoint of this world, where characters face entanglement in chaotic existential paraphernalia and emotive nuisance. Emotions linked to existential ethics are examined to clarify the impact of emotion on ethical conduct.

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Published

12/30/2023

How to Cite

Muhammad Adnan Akbar, & Maria Farooq Maan. (2023). Sartrean Ethics and Emotive Nuisance in Kafkaesque World. University of Chitral Journal of Linguistics and Literature, 7(II), 106-112. https://doi.org/10.33195/

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