HW12, Due 9/16: The Encounter with Nothingness and Existentialism is a Humanism

1.  Read and annotate William Barrett’s “The Encounter with Nothingness” and Jean Paul Sartre’s “Existentialism is a Humanism.” READ BARRETT’S ESSAY FIRST! Remember, you must annotate all readings for this class! Failure to do so will result in a zero!


  • All supplies should be in place!
  • Remember, you should be prepared at the beginning of every class.  Notebooks should be out alongside the day’s reading.
  • As the term final is a culmination of the term’s reading, it is critical that you keep up with the reading.  Failure to do so, will result in a content vacuum that will make completing the term final (and the course) impossible.  So, stay on top of the reading!!!
  • Be prepared to discuss the reading!  During class discourse, I will not wait for you to volunteer your thoughts, I will call on you to share your thoughts whether your hand is up or not…so be prepared.
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