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Existentialism

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  • Will to Power, Nietzsche's Last Idolby Jean-Etienne Joullié

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2013; US$ 82.90

    The book proposes a critique of Nietzsche's works 'from within'. In doing so, it answers the continuing question asked by any reader of Nietzsche: Why did he decide not to write the major work he said he would write? more...

  • Sartre on the Bodyby K. Morris

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2009; US$ 107.29

    Sartre scholars and others engage with Jean-Paul Sartre's descriptions of the human body, bringing him into dialogue with feminists, sociologists, psychologists and historians and asking: What is pain? Do men and women experience their bodies differently? How do society and culture shape our bodies? Can we re-shape them? more...

  • Empathy in the Context of Philosophyby Dr Lou Agosta

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 100.00

    Integrating continental and Anglo-American traditions, the author exposes empathy as the foundation of the being-with-one-another of human beings. The interpretation of empathy is applied to story telling, literature, and self psychology, rescuing empathy from the margins and revealing its role in the understanding of the other and human community. more...

  • Bergson and Phenomenologyby Professor Michael R. Kelly

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 105.00

    Examining the revival of Bergsonism for phenomenology, leading scholars of both areas inaugurate a dialogue long overdue. By assessing phenomenology's readings of Bergson and Bergsonian challenges to phenomenological methods, the essays in this volume explore anew the issues of central concern in contemporary continental philosophy. more...

  • A Literary Reviewby Soren Kierkegaard; Alastair Hannay

    Penguin Books Ltd 2001; US$ 18.32

    While ostensibly commenting on the work of a contemporary novelist, Kierkegaard used this review as a critique of his society and age. The influence of this short piece has been far-reaching. The apocalyptic final sections are the source for central notions in Heidegger's Being and Time. Later readers have seized on the essay as a prophetic analysis... more...

  • The Second Sexby Simone de Beauvoir; Constance Borde; Sheila Malovany-Chevallier

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 18.00

    Simone de Beauvoir?s essential masterwork is a powerful analysis of the Western notion of ?woman,? and a revolutionary exploration of inequality and otherness. Unabridged in English for the first time, this long-awaited edition reinstates significant portions of the original French text that were cut in the first English translation. Vital and groundbreaking,... more...

  • Flying Leapby Ralf W. Oliver

    Hillcrest Media Group, Inc. 2012; US$ 5.99

    Flying Leap is a book about many things. The main character embarks on a journey of discovery through an unusual circumstance, a conversation that questions everything and every thing. Through this process the protagonist and the reader find themselves looking at life anew. In the tradition of Daniel Quinn’s Ishmael or Richard Bach’s Illusions,... more...

  • Barnett Newman and Heideggerian Philosophyby Claude Cernuschi

    Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2012; US$ 89.99

    As a major member of the New York School, Barnett Newman is celebrated for his radical explorations of color and scale and, as a precursor to the Minimalist movement, for his significant contribution to the development of twentieth-century American art. But if his reputation and place in history have grown progressively more secure, the work he produced... more...

  • Authenticity as an Ethical Idealby Somogy Varga

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • The Myth of Sisyphusby Albert Camus

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.00

    One of the most influential works of this century, The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays is a crucial exposition of existentialist thought. Influenced by works such as Don Juan and the novels of Kafka, these essays begin with a meditation on suicide; the question of living or not living in a universe devoid of order or meaning. With lyric eloquence,... more...