Continuum Companion to Existentialism

Continuum Companion to Existentialism

by Felicity Joseph
     
 

The Continuum Companion to Existentialism offers the definitive guide to a key area of modern European philosophy. The book covers the fundamental questions asked by existentialism, providing valuable guidance for students and researchers to some of the many important and enduring contributions of existentialist thinkers. Specially commissioned essays from an

Overview

The Continuum Companion to Existentialism offers the definitive guide to a key area of modern European philosophy. The book covers the fundamental questions asked by existentialism, providing valuable guidance for students and researchers to some of the many important and enduring contributions of existentialist thinkers. Specially commissioned essays from an international team of experts explore existentialism's relationship to philosophical method; ontology; politics; psychoanalysis; ethics; religion; literature; emotion; feminism and sexuality; cognitive science; authenticity and the self; its significance in Latin American culture; and its contribution to the development of Poststructuralism. In addition, five short chapters summarise the status of canonical figures Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Sartre and de Beauvoir, delineating the historical approach to their work,
while pointing to new directions such research is now taking. Companion is an essential tool to help the new reader navigate through the heart of Existentialism and modern European philosophy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826438454
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
11/03/2011
Series:
Bloomsbury Companions Series
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.50(d)

Meet the Author

Felicity Joseph teaches philosophy at the University of Melbourne, Australia.

Jack Reynolds is a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at La Trobe University, Australia and author of Merleau-Ponty and Derrida: Intertwining Embodiment and Alterity (Ohio UP, 2004) and Understanding Existentialism (Acumen, 2006) and co-editor of Understanding Derrida (Continuum, 2004).

Ashley Woodward teaches philosophy at the Melbourne School of Continental Philosophy, Australia. He is the author of Nihilism in Postmodernity (The Davies Group, 2010), a co-editor of Sensorium: Aesthetics, Art, Life (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007), and a regular editor for Parrhesia: A Journal of Critical Philosophy.

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