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Recognized as the finest definition of existentialist philosophy, this introduced existentialism to American in ...
Recognized as the finest definition of existentialist philosophy, this introduced existentialism to American in 1958.
|I||"The Present Age"|
|1||The Advent of Existentialism||3|
|2||The Encounter with Nothingness||23|
|3||The Testimony of Modern Art||42|
|II||The Sources of Existentialism in the Western Tradition|
|4||Hebraism and Hellenism||69|
|6||The Flight from Laputa||120|
|IV||Integral VS. Rational Man|
|11||The Place of the Furies||267|
|Negation, Finitude, and the Nature of Man||283|
|Existence and Analytic Philosophers||295|
Posted March 10, 2003
Willam Barrett not only defines existentialism in a way that the motivate layman can grasp, but also gives a moderately detailed history of such thought, which goes to show that the ideas of the existentialists stem much farther back than one may believe. Barrett also supplies interpretation and explanation of the works of the major players in modern existentialism (Sartre, Heidegger, Kierkegaard,and Nietzsche). All things considered, this study in existentialism belongs not only in the classroom, but in the hands of every indivual who has ever thought for a second about his or her purpose.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 30, 2001
This book is well written, even by today's standards. Should be used as a text book. The book book also shows how relevant existential philosophy still is even today - with alienation such a persuasive feature in contemporary society existentialism may be more prevalent now then ever. This book is very readable. It will provide the reader with an understanding of the most obscure exitentialists. This book should be a classic in existentialism.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.