Sartre’s vision of hell

From time to time — and most especially when I don’t have time to write anything new — I’ll post something on my blog that I wrote years ago, long before the advent of blogs and the internet. I scan in old manuscripts, use character recognition to convert them to editable text, clean them up slightly, and then post them under the category of “papers.”

My most recent addition: a paper from college about Sartre’s play No Exit.

A short passage:

Jean-Paul Sartre, a twentieth-century author and philosopher, offers a rather unique view of hell: In his play entitled No Exit, hell is not a place where people are confronted with steaming coals and ghastly spirits. Instead, the torture of the damned is a group dynamic.

The rest of the essay is available here.

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