What does “human existence” consist of? This is the main question an existential humanism must answer.
“Human” is both a biological and historical concept, referring most commonly to the Homo sapiens species. Let us assert that the sub-notion of person comes closer to what is signifiable in truly psychological terms.
Psychologically, persons are thinking, feeling, behaving beings. They are motivated to carry out certain projects; they experience; they perceive and sense.
So much for the latter half of existential humanism. It was said in a previous blog post that existential refers simply to what exists in reality.
Existential humanism, then, denotes what people think, feel, act, are motivated by, experience, perceive, and sense in reality.
It is about both their being and doing…