Introducing Existentialism

' Is absurdity at the heart of Existentialism? Or is Sartre right: is Existentialism 'the least scandalous, most technically austere' of all teachings? This brilliant Graphic Guide explores Existentialism in a unique comic book-style.

Introducing Existentialism

Author: Richard Appignanesi

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd

ISBN: 1848319835

Page: 176

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Richard Appignanesi goes on a personal quest of Existentialism in its original state. He begins with Camus' question of suicide: 'Must life have a meaning to be lived?' Is absurdity at the heart of Existentialism? Or is Sartre right: is Existentialism 'the least scandalous, most technically austere' of all teachings? This brilliant Graphic Guide explores Existentialism in a unique comic book-style.

Introducing Existentialism

Presents basic concepts in the philosophy of existentialism.

Introducing Existentialism

Author: Richard Appignanesi

Publisher: Totem Books

ISBN: 9781840467178

Page: 176

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Richard Appignanesi goes on a personal quest of Existentialism in its original state. He begins with Camus' question of suicide: 'Must life have a meaning to be lived?' Is absurdity at the heart of Existentialism? Or is Sartre right: is Existentialism 'the least scandalous, most technically austere' of all teachings? This brilliant Graphic Guide explores Existentialism in a unique comic book-style.

An Introduction to Existentialism

Indispensable guide, requiring no previous training in philosophy, stresses work of Heidegger and Sartre in an objective examination of the existentialist position. "It genuinely does what its title implies." ― Philosophical Books.

An Introduction to Existentialism

Author: Robert G. Olson

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486119289

Page: 240

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Indispensable guide, requiring no previous training in philosophy, stresses work of Heidegger and Sartre in an objective examination of the existentialist position. "It genuinely does what its title implies." ― Philosophical Books.

Existentialism

The book covers secular thinkers suchas Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, Nietzsche, Sartre, Camus, and Beauvoiras well as religious authors, such as Buber, Dostoevsky, Marcel,and Kierkegaard.

Existentialism

Author: Kevin Aho

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745682855

Page: 224

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Existentialism: An Introduction provides an accessible and scholarly introduction to the core ideas of the existentialist tradition. Kevin Aho draws on a wide range of existentialist thinkers in chapters centering on the key themes of freedom, being-in-the-world, alienation, nihilism, anxiety and authenticity. He also addresses important but often overlooked issues in the canon of existentialism, with discussions devoted to the role of embodiment, the movement’s contribution to ethics, politics, and environmental and comparative philosophies, as well as its influence on contemporary psychiatry and psychotherapy. The enduring relevance of existentialism is shown by applying existentialist ideas to contemporary philosophical discussions of interest to a wide audience. The book covers secular thinkers such as Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, Nietzsche, Sartre, Camus, and Beauvoir as well as religious authors, such as Buber, Dostoevsky, Marcel, and Kierkegaard. In this engaging and accessible text Aho shows why existentialism cannot be easily dismissed as a moribund or outdated movement. In the aftermath of 'God’s death', existentialist philosophy engages questions with lasting philosophical significance, questions such as 'Who am I?' and 'How should I live?' By showing how existentialism offers insight into what it means to be human, the author illuminates existentialism’s enduring value. Existentialism: An Introduction provides the ideal introduction for upper level students and anyone interested in knowing more about one of the most vibrant and important areas of philosophy today.

Existentialism A Very Short Introduction

This book provides an account of the existentialist movement, and of the themes of individuality, free will, and personal responsibility which make it a 'philosophy as a way of life'.

Existentialism  A Very Short Introduction

Author: Thomas Flynn

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192804286

Page: 144

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Sartre, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Kierkegaard, de Beauvoir, Merleau-Ponty, and Camus were some of the most important existentialist thinkers. This book provides an account of the existentialist movement, and of the themes of individuality, free will, and personal responsibility which make it a 'philosophy as a way of life'.

Introduction to Existentialism

First published in 1948 under title: Dreadful freedom, a critique of existentialism. Includes bibliographical references.

Introduction to Existentialism

Author: Marjorie Grene

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 149

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First published in 1948 under title: Dreadful freedom, a critique of existentialism. Includes bibliographical references.

Existentialist Philosophy

Introducing students to existentialist philosophy through the writings of Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, De Beauvoir and others, this unique anthology includes long selections from a relatively small number of existentialist thinkers -- exploring ...

Existentialist Philosophy

Author: L. Nathan Oaklander

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN:

Page: 402

View: 759

Suitable for undergraduate courses in Existentialism, Late 19th Century Thought, Philosophy of Religion, and Introduction to Philosophy. Introducing students to existentialist philosophy through the writings of Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, De Beauvoir and others, this unique anthology includes long selections from a relatively small number of existentialist thinkers -- exploring each philosopher's views in great detail, and prefacing the essays with insightful introductions to help clarify material and aid in student comprehension.

Phenomenology and Existentialism

This book, originally published in 1984, presents clearly how the main concerns of phenomenology and existentialism grew out of tradition.

Phenomenology and Existentialism

Author: Reinhardt Grossman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134477775

Page: 296

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Professor Grossman’s introduction to the revolutionary work of Husserl, Heidegger and Sartre studies the ideas of their predecessors too, explaining in detail Descartes’s conception of the mind, Brentano’s theory of intentionality, and Kierkegaard’s emphasis on dread, while tracing the debate over existence and essence as far back as Aquinas and Aristotle. For a full understanding of the existentialists and phenomenologists, we must also understand the problems that they were trying to solve. This book, originally published in 1984, presents clearly how the main concerns of phenomenology and existentialism grew out of tradition.

Existentialism For Dummies

If we are alone, how should we act? These are key questions posed by existentialism. This unintimidating guide clearly explains the concepts of this philosophical movement in plain English.

Existentialism For Dummies

Author: Christopher Panza

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470436891

Page: 384

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Have you ever wondered what the phrase “God is dead” means? You’ll find out in Existentialism For Dummies, a handy guide to Nietzsche, Sartre, and Kierkegaard’s favorite philosophy. See how existentialist ideas have influenced everything from film and literature to world events and discover whether or not existentialism is still relevant today. You’ll find an introduction to existentialism and understand how it fits into the history of philosophy. This insightful guide will expose you to existentialism’s ideas about the absurdity of life and the ways that existentialism guides politics, solidarity, and respect for others. There’s even a section on religious existentialism. You’ll be able to reviewkey existential themes and writings. Find out how to: Trace the influence of existentialism Distinguish each philosopher’s specific ideas Explain what it means to say that “God is dead” See culture through an existentialist lens Understand the existentialist notion of time, finitude, and death Navigate the absurdity of life Master the art of individuality Complete with lists of the ten greatest existential films, ten great existential aphorisms, and ten common misconceptions about existentialism, Existentialism For Dummies is your one-stop guide to a very influential school of thought.

Existentialism and Education

This volume examines Otto Friedrich Bollnow’s philosophical approach to education, which brought Heidegger’s existentialism together with other theories of what it is to be “human.” This introduction to Bollnow's work begins with a ...

Existentialism and Education

Author: Ralf Koerrenz

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319486373

Page: 115

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This volume examines Otto Friedrich Bollnow’s philosophical approach to education, which brought Heidegger’s existentialism together with other theories of what it is to be “human.” This introduction to Bollnow's work begins with a summary of the theoretical influences that Bollnow synthesized, and goes on to outline his highly original account of experiential “educational reality”--namely, as a reality alternately “harmonious” or “broken,” but fundamentally “guided.” This book will be of value to scholars and students of education and philosophy, especially those interested in bringing larger existential questions into connection with everyday educational engagement.

An Introduction to Existential Coaching

The book goes on to examine key themes in existentialism and how they show up in the coaching space, including practical models as well as their application to organisations and leadership.

An Introduction to Existential Coaching

Author: Yannick Jacob

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429778678

Page: 131

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In An Introduction to Existential Coaching Yannick Jacob provides an accessible and practical overview of existential thought and its value for coaches and clients. Jacob begins with an introduction to coaching as a powerful tool for change, growth, understanding and transformation before exploring existential philosophy and how it may be integrated into coaching practice. The book goes on to examine key themes in existentialism and how they show up in the coaching space, including practical models as well as their application to organisations and leadership. Jacob concludes by evaluating ethical dimensions of working existentially and offers guidance on how to establish an existential coaching practice, including how to gain clients and build relationships with strategic partners. With reflective questions, exercises, interventions and activities throughout, An Introduction to Existential Coaching will be invaluable for anyone wanting to live and work at greater depth or to succeed as an existential coach. Accessibly written and with a wide selection of references and resources, An Introduction to Existential Coaching is a vital guide for coaches in training as well as an inspiring addition to the repertoir of experienced practitioners. It serves academics and students to understand existential philosophy and allows professionals with coaching responsibilities to access more meaningful conversations.

Existential Literature

This anthology with introductions presents the major figures of existentialism, including Dostoyevsky, Sartre, Beauvoir, Kierkegaard, and Nietzsche, through their literary rather than philosophical writings.

Existential Literature

Author: Linda E. Patrik

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780534567057

Page: 185

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This anthology with introductions presents the major figures of existentialism, including Dostoyevsky, Sartre, Beauvoir, Kierkegaard, and Nietzsche, through their literary rather than philosophical writings. This approach makes for an anthology that captures students' attention and helps them to understand the philosophers' views. Each selection includes an introduction that provides philosophical background, a section on the basic existential concepts covered in the reading, and insightful study questions.

Introduction to the New Existentialism

This book, first published in 1966, is a clear summary of the ideas of the ‘Outsider’ cycle, and also develops them to a new stage.

Introduction to the New Existentialism

Author: Colin Wilson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429614640

Page: 192

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Colin Wilson revitalised existentialism with a completely new approach to the philosophy. The six volumes of his ‘Outsider’ series created an existentialism that is not paralysed by its own nihilism. This book, first published in 1966, is a clear summary of the ideas of the ‘Outsider’ cycle, and also develops them to a new stage. Wilson’s ‘new existentialism’ sees philosophy as an intellectual adventure that aims at a real command and control of human existence, and this book is its clearest exponent.

Existentialism A Guide for the Perplexed

Introducing Existentialism ( Appignanesi and Zarate , 2001 ) is worth reading ,
particularly for its engaged nature and the political perspective , although the
reader should be warned that some foreknowledge of Existentialism is helpful ...

Existentialism  A Guide for the Perplexed

Author: Steven Earnshaw

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826485298

Page: 186

View: 941

Provides a clear introduction to the difficult topic of existentialism and offers suggestions for its relevance today

Existing

Unprecedented in its breadth, this collection also acknowledges the contributions made to existentialist thought through literature.

Existing

Author: Steven Luper

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: 9780767405874

Page: 456

View: 965

This ambitious anthology includes the core writings of Nietzsche, Kierkegaard, Heidegger, and Sartre, as well as generous selections from the work of other important twentieth century existentialist thinkers. Unprecedented in its breadth, this collection also acknowledges the contributions made to existentialist thought through literature.

Oppression and the Human Condition

Equally, Sartre scholars will find that the book, especially the sections on oppression and "bad faith," gives them much to think about.

Oppression and the Human Condition

Author: Thomas Martin

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated

ISBN:

Page: 155

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Oppression and the Human Condition is both a valuable teaching tool and an insightful addition to scholarship on the philosophy of Jean-Paul Sartre. Students and teachers will find it an excellent and accessible introduction to Sartre's existentialism, ideal for courses in existentialist and 20th century philosophy. Equally, Sartre scholars will find that the book, especially the sections on oppression and "bad faith," gives them much to think about. Author Thomas Martin applies Sartre's philosophy to contemporary issues and concerns, and draws on two case studies to make his point. The cases examine modern-day oppressors--in one case an anti-semite, in the other a sexist who objectifies women--in the context of Sartre's "bad faith." The case studies also reinforce Martin's argument that Sartre's early philosophy, especially his concept of "bad faith," provides a framework for discussions of oppressions such as racism and sexism.

Existential Theology

By assessing existential theology through how it manifests itself in "genres," this book brings together lesser-known figures, well-known thinkers, and figures that are not generally viewed as "existential theologians" to form a focused ...

Existential Theology

Author: Hue Woodson

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1532668422

Page: 354

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Existential Theology: An Introduction offers a formalized and comprehensive examination of the field of existential theology, in order to distinguish it as a unique field of study and view it as a measured synthesis of the concerns of Christian existentialism, Christian humanism, and Christian philosophy with the preoccupations of proper existentialism and a series of unfolding themes from Augustine to Kierkegaard. To do this, Existential Theology attends to the field through the exploration of genres: the European traditions in French, Russian, and German schools of thought, counter-traditions in liberation, feminist, and womanist approaches, and postmodern traditions located in anthropological, political, and ethical approaches. While the cultural contexts inform how each of the selected philosopher-theologians present genres of "existential theology," other unique genres are examined in theoretical and philosophical contexts, particularly through a selected set of theologians, philosophers, thinkers, and theorists that are not generally categorized theologically. By assessing existential theology through how it manifests itself in "genres," this book brings together lesser-known figures, well-known thinkers, and figures that are not generally viewed as "existential theologians" to form a focused understanding of the question of the meaning of "existential theology" and what "existential theology" looks like in its varying forms.