In his essay “Existentialism is a Humanism”, Sartre claims that the existentialist position has ethical implications, because every individual choice involves a commitment to what the human being ought to be.  As he puts it, “I am creating a certain image of man of my own choosing.  In choosing myself, I choose man.”  What does Sartre mean by a certain image of man?  Does this follow from his existentialist position?  Can you illustrate his point with an example?  And there any counter-examples?  And is this a compelling answer to the worry that existentialism is not a humanism, that it does not have ethical implications?

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