Plagiarism as a Kind of “Bad Faith”
Authenticity has long been an existential and metaphysical question, but what the average man fails to gather is that the question of existential authenticity is not one simply for academic study but has great practical relevancy, as well. To be an authentic individual is to be authentic in everything that one does; the contrary of which is what the famous French philosopher, Jean-Paul Sartre, called to live in “bad faith”.
Plagiarism, on the surface level, might look to be a trivial issue but if seen from this metaphysical perspective, tells one of the psychological underpinnings that frame any individual. It is a sort of sophisticated lying. I claim to write something which I haven’t really; “stealing” somebody else’s words and calling them my own. Also known as “literary theft”, it is in many academic circles considered a crime. What does it say about you, as a person? What does it reveal about your psychological underpinnings? And, most importantly, what consequences does it entail for you?
These are the questions that this blog will try to answer. We also provide a solution for plagiarism issues, that is Plagiarism Checker X – The Best Detector.