EXISTENTIALISM: A BEGINNER'S GUIDE

EXISTENTIALISM: A BEGINNER'S GUIDE

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by Thomas E. Wartenberg
     
 

ISBN-10: 1851685936

ISBN-13: 9781851685936

Pub. Date: 09/15/2008

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

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

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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:
922,653
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.80(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 Existence 7

2 Freedom 31

3 Others 47

4 Anxiety 70

5 Finitude 89

6 The Absurd 107

7 Authenticity 125

8 Oppression 146

9 Conclusion 166

Further reading 172

Bibliography 179

Filmography 188

Index 191

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EXISTENTIALISM: A BEGINNER'S GUIDE 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
hardyharhar1603 More than 1 year ago
I borrowed this book from the library in order to better grasp existentialism. After a week, I decided to buy the Nook version. I took a course in it during college, but hardly recalled it. Reading this book was simply explained, and the author uses popular culture once in a while to clarify these concepts. If you want to understand existentialism, I highly recommend this book. It's not too long, not too short, and has made me wanting to learn more about these philosophers in more detail.