On choice

“A person can never surrender his freedom. He can never make himself an object causally determined by the physical world because the very project of surrender, the very attempt to render himself causally deter- mined, must be a free choice of himself. A person cannot make himself determined by the world, for whenever or however he attempts to do it, he must choose to do it. A person can never not choose because, as Sartre says, ‘Not to choose is, in fact, to choose not to choose’…” (p.48)

Reference:

Cox, G. (2010). How to be an existentialist or how to get real, get a grip and stop making excuses. London: Continuum.

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