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Essays in existentialism

Jean-Paul Sartre

Essays in existentialism

by Jean-Paul Sartre

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Published by Citadel Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Existentialism.,
  • Philosophy.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJean-Paul Sartre ; edited, with a foreword by Wade Baskin.
    ContributionsBaskin, Wade.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 437 p. ;
    Number of Pages437
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22022886M
    LC Control Number65020329


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“Existentialism”, therefore, may be defined as the philosophical theory which holds that a further set of categories, governed by the norm of authenticity, is necessary to grasp human existence. To approach existentialism in this categorial way may seem to conceal what is often taken to be its “heart” (Kaufmann 12), namely, its.

Kafka's relationship with existentialism is much more complex, mainly because the label "existentialist" by itself is rather meaningless. Dostoevsky, Nietzsche, and Kierkegaard all have a certain existentialist dimension in their writings, as do Camus, Sartre, Jaspers and Heidegger, with whose works the term existentialism has been more or less.

The lecture was published as L'existentialisme est un humanisme (Existentialism is a Humanism), a short book that did much to popularize existentialist thought. Marcel later came to reject the label himself in favour of the term Neo-Socratic, in honor of Kierkegaard's essay "On The Concept of Irony".

Existentialism Is a Humanism (French: L'existentialisme est un humanisme) is a work by the philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre, based on a lecture by the same name he gave at Club Maintenant in Paris, on 29 October In early translations, Existentialism and Humanism was the title used in the United Kingdom; the work was originally published in the United States as Existentialism.

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Use our essays as references points for your research. Put an end to. One of the most influential works of this century, The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays is a crucial exposition of existentialist thought.

Influenced by works such as Don Juan and the novels of Kafka, these essays begin with a meditation on suicide; the question of living or not living in a universe devoid of order or meaning. With lyric eloquence, Albert Camus brilliantly posits a. These considerations lead to the first basic idea of existentialism: reason is an inadequate instrument with which to comprehend the depth, mystery, and meaning of life.

Reason’s limitations were poignantly described by the Russian novelist Feodor Dostoyevsky who said that while reason satisfies our rational selves, desire is the real. Search for Free essays, term papers, and reports for your studies and more. Get started and improve your learning with Free Essays, Term Papers, Book Reports, Research Papers - Brainia.

Critical Essays Sartrean Existentialism: An Overview Recall for a moment the sadness of his childhood when no one wanted him for a friend. Recall his heavy dependence on a fantasy life as an escape from a world which he found hostile and offensive. Sartre’s Political Philosophy.

French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre (), the best known European public intellectual of the twentieth century, developed a highly original political philosophy, influenced in part by the work of Hegel and Marx.

Although he wrote little on ethics or politics prior to World War II, political themes dominated his writings from onwards.