Bad Faith and the Crab Bucket: Existentialist Thinking in Terry Pratchett's Discworld Series

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In his essay Hogfather and the Existentialism of Søren Kierkegaard (2014), J. Keeping describes how Pratchett portrays an existentialist world view, one in which we as humans imbue existence with meaning that is not inherent to it. In my presentation, I plan to expand upon this approach by examining how Pratchett explores the concept of Bad Faith, the state in which an individual denies their natural freedom through their own willing misconception of their existence.
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Title of host publicationThe Pratchett Project Conference 2020 Online
Publication statusPublished online - 22 May 2021

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