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Existentialism

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  • A Companion to Phenomenology and Existentialismby Mark A. Wrathall; Hubert L. Dreyfus

    Wiley 2008; US$ 224.95

    A Companion to Phenomenology and Existentialism is a complete guide to two of the dominant movements of philosophy in the twentieth century. Written by a team of leading scholars, including Dagfinn Føllesdal, J. N. Mohanty, Robert Solomon, Jean-Luc Marion Highlights the area of overlap between the two movements Features longer essays discussing... more...

  • 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...

  • Merleau-Pontyby Taylor Carman

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 33.95

    Maurice Merleau-Ponty (1908-1961) is one of the most important philosophers of the Twentieth century. His theories of perception and the role of the body have had an enormous impact on the humanities and social sciences, yet the full scope of his contribution not only to phenomenology but philosophy generally is only now becoming clear. In this lucid... 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...

  • The Existentialism of Jean-Paul Sartreby Jonathan Webber

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 44.95

    Careful consideration of Sartre?s theoretical and fictional writings shows his view that a person?s character consists in their projects to be the unifying theme of his existentialist theories of consciousness, freedom, the self, bad faith, personal relationships, existential psychoanalysis, and the ethic of authenticity. 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...