Existentialism

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2009 - Philosophy - 178 pages
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With its emphasis on individuality, freedom, and personal responsibility, existentialism was one of the 20th century’s most significant philosophical movements. Through such writers as Sarte, de Beauvoir, and Camus, it influenced literature, the arts and humanities, and politics. Thomas R. Flynn examines the philosophy’s core beliefs, focusing on several key existential themes, and introduces the leading existentialist thinkers, from Kierkegaard and Nietzsche to Sartre.

 

 

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Contents

Philosophy as a Way of Life
1
Becoming an Individual
29
Humanism For and Against
57
Authenticity
75
A Chastened Individualism? Existentialism and Social Thought
99
Existentialism in the Twentyfirst Century
129
References
157
Further Reading
161
Glossary
165
Index
169
Picture Credits
177
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THOMAS R. FLYNN is the Samuel Chandler Dobbs Professor of Philosophy at Emory University and the author of numerous publications.

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