Continuum Companion to Existentialism

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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; ...

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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.

 
Featuring a series of indispensable research tools (A to Z of terms, concepts and thinkers;
timeline of existentialism; list of resources and an annotated guide to further reading), this

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826438454
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 11/3/2011
  • Series: Continuum Companions Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • 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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Table of Contents

1. Introduction, Felicity Joseph, Jack Reynolds, Ashley Woodward \ 2. Existentialism, Phenomenology, and Philosophical Method, Felicity Joseph and Jack Reynolds \ Part I – Current Research and Issues \ 3. Existentialism, Metaphysics and Ontology, Chris Onof \ 4. Existentialism and Politics, David Sherman 5. Existentialism, Psychoanalysis, and Psychotherapy, Douglas Kirsner
\ 6. Existentialism and Ethics, Debra Bergoffen \ 7. Existentialism and Religion, George Pattison \ 8. Existentialism and Literature,
Colin Davis \ 9. Existentialism, Feminism and Sexuality, Margeurite La Caze \ 10.
Existentialism and the Emotions
, Suzanne Cataldi \ 11. Existentialism, Authenticity and the Self, Christopher Macann \ 12. Existentialism and Latin America, Roberto Domingo Toledo \ Part II - New Directions \ 13. Existentialism and Cognitive Science, Michael Wheeler, Ezequiel di Paulo \ 14. Existentialism and Poststructuralism (Some Unfashionable Observations), Ashley Woodward,
Jack Reynolds
\ 15. Recent Developments in Scholarship on Key Existentialists, a) Kierkegaard, William McDonald \ b) Nietzsche, Keith Ansell-Pearson \ c) Heidegger, Andrew Mitchell \ d) Sartre, Peter Gratton \
e) de Beauvoir, Laura Hengehld \ Part III - Resources \ 16. A – Z Glossary \ 17. A Chronology of Key Events, Texts and Thinkers \ 18.
Research Resources in Existentialism \ 19. Annotated Guide to Further Reading
\ 20. Notes \
Index

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