The Existentialists: Critical Essays on Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Sartre

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This volume brings together for the first time some of the most helpful and insightful essays on the four most influential and discussed philosophers in the history of existentialism: Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Sartre. The contributors write on such topics as Kierkegaard's knight of faith and his diagnosis of the 'present age;' Nietzsche's view of morality and self-creation; Heidegger's accounts of worldhood and authenticity; and Sartre's ontology, ethics, and conception of the cogito. The essays have...

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The Existentialists: Critical Essays on Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Sartre

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Overview

This volume brings together for the first time some of the most helpful and insightful essays on the four most influential and discussed philosophers in the history of existentialism: Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Sartre. The contributors write on such topics as Kierkegaard's knight of faith and his diagnosis of the 'present age;' Nietzsche's view of morality and self-creation; Heidegger's accounts of worldhood and authenticity; and Sartre's ontology, ethics, and conception of the cogito. The essays have been selected for their higher level of scholarship and for their ability to illuminate various aspects of their subject's work. The volume is enhanced by the editor's introduction and extensive bibliography to aid further study.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742514126
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/28/2003
  • Series: Critical Essays on the Classics Series
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 6.26 (w) x 9.28 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Meet the Author

Charles Guignon is professor of philosophy at the University of South Florida. He has written or co-edited seven books, five on Heidegger and existentialism.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Part 2 Kierkegaard Chapter 3 The Knight of Faith Chapter 4 The Sickness unto Death: Critique of the Modern Age Part 5 Nietzsche Chapter 6 A More Severe Morality: Nietzsche's Affirmative Ethics Chapter 7 How One Becomes What One Is Part 8 Heidegger Chapter 9 Intentionality and World: Division I of Being and Time Chapter 10 Becoming a Self: The Role of Authenticity in Being and Time Part 11 Sartre Chapter 12 Sartre's Early Ethics and the Ontology of Being and Nothingness Chapter 13 The Sartrean Cogito: A Journey between Versions

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