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Existentialism

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  • Kierkegaardby Dr Vasiliki Tsakiri

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 110.00

    This work uses the writings of Kierkegaard to offer a novel and challenging way of approaching the concepts of anxiety, repetition, freedom and contemporaneity. Pivotal to this project is a reinterpretation of Kierkegaard's notion of 'taking notice' and its elevation to the status of a central principle which opens up new interpretive dimensions. more...

  • Basic Writings of Existentialismby Gordon Marino

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 18.00

    Edited and with an Introduction by Gordon Marino Basic Writings of Existentialism, unique to the Modern Library, presents the writings of key nineteenth- and twentieth-century thinkers broadly united by their belief that because life has no inherent meaning humans can discover, we must determine meaning for ourselves. This anthology brings together... more...

  • Zizekby Dr Fabio Vighi; Dr Heiko Feldner

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 105.00

    This book brings together two of the most influential thinkers in critical theory. By unmasking reality as contingent symbolic fiction, the authors argue, Foucauldian criticism has only deconstructed the world in different ways; the point, however, is 'to recognize the Real in what appears to be mere symbolic fiction' (?i?ek) and to change it. more...

  • Beauvoir and Sartreby Christine Daigle; Jacob Golomb

    Indiana University Press 2009; US$ 21.20

    While many scholars consider Simone de Beauvoir an important philosopher in her own right, thorny issues of mutual influence between her thought and that of Jean-Paul Sartre still have not been settled definitively. Some continue to believe Beauvoir's own claim that Sartre was the philosopher and she... more...

  • Existentialismby Thomas Flynn

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 9.99

    Sartre, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Kierkegaard, de Beauvoir, Merleau-Ponty and Camus. These were some of the most important philosophers of the twentieth century, and the key existentialist thinkers. This Very Short Introduction provides an accessible account of the existentialist movement, and of the themes of individuality, free will, and personal responsibility... more...

  • The Metamorphosisby Peter Kuper; Franz Kafka

    Crown Publishing Group 2009; US$ 10.95

    A brilliant, darkly comic reimagining of Kafka?s classic tale of family, alienation, and a giant bug. Acclaimed graphic artist Peter Kuper presents a kinetic illustrated adaptation of Franz Kafka?s The Metamorphosis . Kuper?s electric drawings?where American cartooning meets German expressionism?bring Kafka?s prose to vivid life, reviving the original... more...

  • Sartre and the Moral Limits of War and Terrorismby Jennifer Ang Mei Sze

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 150.00

    Looking at Jean-Paul Sartre?s works on ethics and politics, this book examines the relevancy and importance Sartre holds for contemporary concerns including the reactionary nature of terrorism, the extremity of counter-violence, and the limitations of democratization efforts in our post-9/11 era. more...

  • Rephrasing Heideggerby Richard Sembera

    University of Ottawa Press 2008; US$ 16.99

    Richard Sembera introduces the reader to the essential features of Being and Time , Heidegger's main work in clear and unambiguous English. He dispels the nimbus of unintelligibility surrounding Heidegger's thought, a nimbus that Heidegger himself helped create and that has tended to confine serious Heidegger scholarship to closed circles. This... more...

  • Albert Camus in the 21st Centuryby Christine Margerrison; Mark Orme; Lissa Lincoln

    Editions Rodopi 2008; US$ 84.00

    In the first decade of a new century, this collection of bilingual essays examines Camus’s continuing popularity for a new generation of readers. In crucial respects, the world Camus knew has changed beyond all recognition: decolonization, the fall of the Iron Curtain, a new era of globalization and the rise of new forms of terrorism have all... more...

  • Deleuze and the Fold: A Critical Readerby Dr Sjoerd van Tuinen; Dr Niamh McDonnell

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 105.00

    Featuring contributions by leading academics this collection is a companion to one of the most intricate of Deleuze's philosophical texts, articulating Leibnizian thought within the context of Baroque expressionism, characterized by its interdisciplinary approach to philosophy. This reader offers an incisive critical overview of its key themes more...