Existentialist Bad Faith Example

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Reply Thu 9 Mar, 2017 10:31 am
I was listening to Sartre explain how in a room that was meant to be hell, there were three people (Garcin, Estelle, and Ines). He said all three had 'bad faith' because their fundemental goal was dependent on others (Garcin wanted to be recognised as couragious, Estelle as beautiful, and Ines as someone Estelle depended on).
My question is: how far can this be expanded? If my fundemental goal is to become a politician is that bad faith because I depend on others to elect me and that is something I do not fully control (due to their free will)? Is it bad faith if my goal is to be the winner of X-factor because it relies on judges? Is it bad faith if my goal is to become a professor because I depend on others to hire me? And evne a self-employed person relies on customers so I am trying to understand how far this dependence on others applies.

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