Existentialism: Existence & Essence

Key Takeaways:

  • The definition of existence is when you come into being, and the definition of essence is your central purpose.
  • The main idea of existentialism is that existence preceded essence, so you had to figure out your purpose on your own.
  • On the other hand, essentialists believed that the essence preceded existence, and you’ve already had a purpose before you were born.