EXISTENTIALISM: A BEGINNER'S GUIDE

EXISTENTIALISM: A BEGINNER'S GUIDE

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by Thomas E. Wartenberg
     
 

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Existentialism pervades modern culture, yet if you ask most people what it means, they won’t be able to tell you. In this lively and topical introduction, Wartenberg reveals a vibrant mode of philosophical inquiry that addresses concerns at the heart of the existence of every human being. Wartenberg uses classic films, novels, and plays to present the ideas… See more details below

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Existentialism pervades modern culture, yet if you ask most people what it means, they won’t be able to tell you. In this lively and topical introduction, Wartenberg reveals a vibrant mode of philosophical inquiry that addresses concerns at the heart of the existence of every human being. Wartenberg uses classic films, novels, and plays to present the ideas of now-legendary Existentialist thinkers from Nietzsche and Camus to Sartre and Heidegger and to explore central concepts, including Freedom, Anxiety, and the Absurd. Special attention is paid to the views of Simone de Beauvoir and Franz Fanon, who use the theories of Existentialism to address gender and colonial oppression.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781851685936
Publisher:
Oneworld Publications
Publication date:
09/15/2008
Series:
Beginners Guide (Oneworld) Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
554,077
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.80(d)

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Thomas E. Wartenberg is Professor of Philosophy at Mount Holyoke College, Massachusetts. He is the author of Unlikely Couples: Movie Romance as Social Criticism.

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