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Existentialism

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  • Existentialismby Thomas E. Wartenberg

    Oneworld Publications 2008; US$ 14.95

    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... more...

  • Authenticity as an Ethical Idealby Somogy Varga

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    Authenticity has become a widespread ethical ideal that represents a way of dealing with normative gaps in contemporary life. This ideal suggests that one should be true to oneself and lead a life expressive of what one takes oneself to be. However, many contemporary thinkers have pointed out that the ideal of authenticity has increasingly turned... more...

  • Encounters with Alphonso Lingisby Alexander E. Hooke; Wolfgang W. Fuchs

    Lexington Books 2003; US$ 32.99

    Alexander E. Hooke is Professor of Philosophy at Villa Julie College. He is the editor of Virtuous Persons, Vicious Deeds (1998). Wolfgang W. Fuchs is Professor of Philosophy at Towson State University. more...

  • Merleau-Ponty and the Foundation of Existential Politicsby Kerry H. Whiteside

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    Drawing on previously unexplored sources, Kerry H. Whiteside presents the political theory of Maurice Merleau-Ponty (1908-1961), one of France's best-known twentieth-century philosophers. Whiteside argues that Merleau-Ponty's objective in his political writings was to make existentialism into the foundation for a philosophically consistent mode of... more...

  • Kierkegaard Within Your Graspby Shelley O'Hara

    Wiley 2004; US$ 5.99

    Philosophy's greatest luminaries brought down to earth. Kierkegaard Within Your Grasp offers fast, easy access to the life and works of the legendary architect of existentialism. In fewer than 100 pages, you'll get all the essentials in everyday language. A short biographical sketch sets the scene, followed by chapters illuminating Kierkegaard's overall... more...

  • A Conversation with Martin Heideggerby Raymond Tallis

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 147.00

    Martin Heidegger is one of the most important as well as one of the most difficult thinkers of the last century. His masterpiece Being and Time has been described as the most profound turning point in German philosophy since Hegel. Raymond Tallis, who has been arguing with Heidegger for over thirty years, illuminates his fundamental ideas through... more...

  • Comic Reliefby Kathleen Marie Higgins

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 109.99

    This text offers a unorthodox analysis of Nietzsche by examining a neglected aspect of his scholarly personality - his sense of humour. While often thought of as ponderous and melancholy, the Nietzsche of Higgins's study is a surprisingly subtle and light-hearted writer. more...

  • Kierkegaardby Dr Vasiliki Tsakiri

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 115.00

    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...