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Individuals are defined by their beliefs. A tension exists in the development of personhood between the concepts of individually chosen existential meaning, and societally imposed social meaning. The essay explores these concepts and how an individuals is to navigate a world of meaning. Ultimately, the creation of art is examined as a means of creating new meaning individually and societally.
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Swartz, John R., "Existentialism and Social Meaning: The Development of a Social Being" (2022). Student Publications. 1044.
Written for IDS 464: The Philosophy of the Social Sciences