Category Archives: Existentialism

Existentialism for freethinkers

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Moksha is the Hindu state of eternal bliss where pain and stress do not exist. Then one by one they turned and blinked in the pitiful light. Whether it be music, women, or the novel's namesake, Geronimo, the gods to which Harry bows always dole out absurdity to their followers. Deprived of all metaphysical guidelines, a man is nevertheless obligated to act morally in a world where death renders everything meaningless.

Interpreting Heidegger: Critical Essays

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The paradox… is that the scientific conception of the world does not close the gap between knowledge and wisdom, but makes us feel it all the more acutely… It is in advanced Western societies that the gap between knowledge and wisdom seems to widen into an abyss. By this formulation, "any activity, from the actions of a narrative to not eating one's peas with a knife, takes place within a system of differences and has meaning only in its relation to other possible activities within that system, not to some meaning that emanates from nature or the divine" (Childers & Hentzi, p. 286.).

Paradox and Passion in Psychotherapy: An Existential

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The only way to Being is through existence. Modern art, by contrast, while unlikely to match the formal perfection of classical Greek art, contains the potential to explore subjective spirit. This way of thought does not cognize objects, but elucidates and makes actual the being of the thinker." [42] Jaspers, a professor at the University of Heidelberg, was acquainted with Martin Heidegger, who held a professorship at Marburg before acceding to Husserl's chair at Freiburg in 1928.

The Inordinance of Time (Studies in Phenomenology and

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People don't need to apologize to others for their philosophy of life nor try to justify it to others. In Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884/1885), Mark Twain satirized the whole Gothic flutter abounding in the "literature of lament." The Second Sex draws on years of reading and thinking, as well as on conversations with Sartre, and is by no means the mere adjunct to Sartrean philosophy that it was once taken to be. Compiled by 275 specialists from around the world, the Guide presents a comprehensive historical survey of the field's most important figures, schools, and movements and is updated annually.

Ecce Homo

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This is the first alternative to which the problem can be reduced. These thinkers - who include Ludwig Binswanger, Medard Boss, Eugène Minkowski, V. Existentialism is a system of philosophical thought founded in the nineteenth century and championed by such figures as Friedrich Nietzsche and Soren Kierkegaard, and later by twentieth-century literary figures like Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre. This is not to suggest that Hugo is not totally in command and leading us in the direction he wishes to take us.

Existentialism and the Philosophical Tradition

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Ideas from such thinkers as Dostoevsky, Foucault, Kafka, Nietzsche, Herbert Marcuse, Gilles Deleuze, and Eduard von Hartmann permeate the works of artists such as Chuck Palahniuk, Michael Szymczyk, David Lynch, Crispin Glover, and Charles Bukowski, and one often finds in their works a delicate balance between distastefulness and beauty. The date of inception was 9/22/1997. Written by a team of leading scholars, including Dagfinn Føllesdal, J. Were it not for the contingency of his death, he would never end.

Logotherapy: Viktor Frankl, Life and Work

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Flynn sets the philosophy of existentialism in context, from the early phenomenologists, to its rise in the 40's and 50's, and the connections with National Socialism, Communism, and Feminism. I thought I was supposed to be like that too – that I was how I’d been brought up – but because of my frustration and depression, I couldn’t operate at that level. Or, secession should be initiated upon a collapse of the Dollar, or the imposition by Washington DC of martial law in the event of social upheaval."

What is Literature? (Routledge Classics)

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We are going to attend closely to philosophical conversations in which he engaged with Beauvoir, Fanon, and Merleau-Ponty. A person's identity does not exist in anything except that person's actions. Philosophers try to ask questions more thoroughly and systematically than the average person sometimes does, and they try to ask questions with a philosophical attitude of enquiry--with less emotion, perhaps, than the average person sometimes uses in normal life. I thought you might be interested in this item at http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/747819607 Title: Existentialism Author: Richard Gravil Publisher: Penrith: Humanities-Ebooks, ©2007.

Sense and Non-Sense (Studies in Phenomenology and

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Nietzsche�s ethical principle of the will to power makes a claim to the egoistic nature of humanity. What the viewer usually saw in the gallery was merely the document (drawing, photograph, written proposals, charts, maps, video, and even language itself.) of the artist's thinking process. The Renaissance was a rebellious movement as well but not in the reactionary sense that the previous two movements in history discussed here were.

Buffalo Studies Volume IV Number IV December, 1968 Studies

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However, the concept has seen widespread use in existentialist writings, and the conclusions drawn from it differ slightly from the phenomenological accounts. What Chambliss characterizes as a diffuse focus, or lack of focus, can be characterized just as accurately as a period of experimentation and expansion in philosophy of education. What we can do, at least, is to resist the false consolations of belief in immortality.