Existentialism / Edition 2

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Existentialism, 2/e, offers an exceptional and accessible introduction to the richness and diversity of existentialist thought. Retaining the focus of the highly successful first edition, the second edition provides extensive material on the "big four" existentialists—Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Sartre—while also including selections from twenty-four other authors. Giving readers a sense of the variety of existentialist thought around the world, this edition also adds new readings by such figures as Luis Borges, Viktor Frankl, Gabriel Garcia Márquez, Keiji Nishitani, and Rainer Maria Rilke.

Existentialism, 2/e, also features:
* New translations of Kierkegaard, Heidegger, and Buber
* More extensive selections from Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Sartre
* New selections by Hazel E. Barnes, Miguel de Unamuno, Joseph Heller, Philip Roth, and Colin Wilson
* The Grand Inquisitor (from Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov)

Ideal for undergraduate courses in existentialism and Continental philosophy, Existentialism, 2/e, is fascinating reading for anyone interested in the subject.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195174632
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 9/2/2004
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 176,345
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 5.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert C. Solomon is Quincy Lee Centennial Professor at the University of Texas at Austin. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and has taught at Princeton University, the University of Pittsburgh, and the University of California. He is the author of FROM RATIONALISM TO EXISTENTIALISM (Harper & Row, 1972), THE PASSIONS (Doubleday, 1976), IN THE SPIRIT OF HEGEL (Oxford, 1983), ABOUT LOVE (Simon & Schuster, 1988), ETHICS AND EXCELLENCE (Oxford, 1992), NEW WORLD OF BUSINESS (Rowman & Littlefield, 1994), and A PASSION FOR WISDOM (Oxford, 1997), as well as a number of textbooks in general philosophy. He has won numerous awards for his teaching and has taught in the U.S., Canada, and Australia.

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Table of Contents

*=New to this edition
Søren Kierkegaard
From The Present Age
From The Journals
The Rotation Method (from Either/Or)
Is There Such a Thing as a Teleological Suspension of the Ethical? (from Fear and Trembling and The Sickness Unto Death)
Truth Is Subjectivity (from Concluding Unscientific Postscript)
On Becoming a Christian
* From The Concept of Anxiety
* Concerning the Dedication to "The Individual" (from The Point of View for My Work as An Author)
* What Do I Want? (from Kierkegaard's letters)
Ivan Turgenev
From Fathers and Sons
Feodor Dostoevsky
From Notes from Underground
* The Grand Inquisitor (from The Brothers Karamazov)
Friedrich Nietzsche
* From The Gay Science
From Thus Spoke Zarathustra
From Beyond Good and Evil
From On the Genealogy of Morality
From Twilight of the Idols
On Truth
On The Will to Power
On Eternal Recurrence
Hermann Hesse
From Steppenwolf
Martin Heidegger
From Being and Time
The Fundamental Question of Metaphysics (from An Introduction to Metaphysics)
From Discourse on Thinking
Rainer Maria Rilke
* From The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge
Miguel de Unamuno
* From The Tragic Sense of Life
Karl Jaspers
Existenz (from Philosophy)
Franz Kafka
Couriers (from Parables and Paradoxes)
Before the Law (from The Penal Colony)
Gabriel Marcel
What Is a Free Man? (from Man Against Mass Society)
Albert Camus
From The Stranger
From The Myth of Sisyphus
From The Fall
From "Albert Camus" by Jean-Paul Sartre
Jean-Paul Sartre
From Existentialism Is a Humanism
From Nausea
* The Origin of Nothingness (from Being and Nothingness)
Patterns of Bad Faith (from Being and Nothingness)
* Freedom and Facticity: The Situation (from Being and Nothingness)
Being-for-Others (from Being and Nothingness)
From No Exit
Freedom and Responsibility (from Being and Nothingness)
From The Flies
From The Age of Reason
From St. Genet: Actor and Martyr
Marxism and Existentialism (from Search for a Method)
* Sartre on Angst (from a series of interviews with Jean-Paul Sartre, conducted by Benny Levy)
Maurice Merleau-Ponty
From "Merleau-Ponty" by Jean-Paul Sartre
Prospectus (A Report to the Collége de France)
Freedom (from The Phenomenology of Perception)
Simone de Beauvoir
From The Ethics of Ambiguity
From The Second Sex
Hazel E. Barnes
* Sartre and Feminism: Aside from The Second Sex and All That (from "Sartre and Feminism")
Martin Buber
From I and Thou
Paul Tillich
From The Courage to Be
Keiji Nishitani
* From "What Is Religion?"
Colin Wilson
* From Anti-Sartre
Viktor E. Frankl
* Man's Search for Meaning
* Logotherapy
* Tragic Optimism
Gabriel Garcia Márquez
* From Love in the Time of Cholera
Samuel Beckett
Act Without Words
Luis Borges
* Borges and I (from A Personal Anthology)
Harold Pinter
From The Dwarfs
Joseph Heller
* From Catch-22
Philip Roth
* From The Human Stain
Arthur Miller
From Death of a Salesman

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