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Existentialism

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  • Existentialists and Mysticsby Iris Murdoch

    Penguin Publishing Group 1999; US$ 25.00

    Best known as the author of twenty-six novels, Iris Murdoch has also made significant contributions to the fields of ethics and aesthetics. Collected here for the first time in one volume are her most influential literary and philosophical essays. Tracing Murdoch's journey to a modern Platonism, this volume includes incisive evaluations of the thought... more...

  • Zizekby Dr Fabio Vighi; Dr Heiko Feldner

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 110.00

    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 2009; US$ 48.95

    Webber argues for a new interpretation of Sartrean existentialism. On this reading, Sartre is arguing that each person?s character consists in the projects they choose to pursue and that we are all already aware of this but prefer not to face it. Careful consideration of his existentialist writings shows this to be the unifying theme of his theories... more...

  • Existentialism For Dummiesby Christopher Panza; Gregory Gale

    Wiley 2009; US$ 15.99

    Have you ever wondered what the phrase ?God is dead? means? You?ll find out in Existentialism For Dummies , a handy guide to Nietzsche, Sartre, and Kierkegaard?s favorite philosophy. See how existentialist ideas have influenced everything from film and literature to world events and discover whether or not existentialism is still relevant today. ... 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...

  • 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...

  • The Metamorphosisby Peter Kuper; Franz Kafka

    Crown/Archetype 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

    Based on the latest debate on Jean-Paul Sartre?s works on ethics and politics, this book examines the relevancy and importance Sartre holds for contemporary concerns ? the reactionary nature of terrorism, the extremity of counter-violence, and limitations of democratization efforts in our post-9/11 era ? all claiming the name of ?freedom? and ?liberation?.... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Husserl's Philosophyby John J. Drummond

    Scarecrow Press 2007; US$ 97.99

    Edmund Husserl (1859-1938) is widely regarded as the founding figure of the philosophical movement of 'phenomenology.' Husserl's philosophical program was both embraced and rejected by many, but in either case, his ideas set the stage for and exercised an enormous influence on the development of much of the philosophy that followed. In particular,... more...

  • The Birth of Tragedy and The Case of Wagnerby Friedrich Nietzsche

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 12.00

    The Birth of Tragedy (1872) was Nietzsche's first book. Its youthful faults were exposed by Nietzsche in the brilliant "Attempt at a Self-Criticism" which he added to the new edition of 1886. But the book, whatever its excesses, remains one of the most relevant statements on tragedy ever penned. It exploded the conception of Greek culture that was... more...