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Existentialism

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  • The Outsiderby Albert Camus; Sandra Smith

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 11.27

    Meursault leads an apparently unremarkable bachelor life in Algiers until he commits a random act of violence. His lack of emotion and failure to show remorse only serve to increase his guilt in the eyes of the law, and challenges the fundamental values of society - a set of rules so binding that any person breaking them is condemned as an outsider.... more...

  • Freedom As a Valueby David Detmer

    Open Court 2013; US$ 32.99

    This dramatic re-evaluation of Sartre?s ethical theory establishes its author as a leading American exponent of phenomenology and wins many new followers for Sartre in the English-speaking world. more...

  • Stanley Cavell, Religion, and Continental Philosophyby Espen Dahl

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 38.99

    The American philosopher Stanley Cavell (b. 1926) is a secular Jew who by his own admission is obsessed with Christ, yet his outlook on religion in general is ambiguous. Probing the secular and the sacred in Cavell?s thought, Espen Dahl explains that Cavell, while often parting ways with Christianity, cannot dismiss it either. Focusing on Cavell's... more...

  • Ernst Bloch: Das Prinzip Hoffnungby Rainer E. Zimmermann

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 35.00

    Ernst Blochs frühes Hauptwerk ist dem schwierigen Verhältnis von offener materialistischer Philosophie und geschlossenem Systemansatz gewidmet und ringt dabei mit der idealistischen Metaphysik ebenso wie mit der Existenzphilosophie. Der vorliegende Band erschließt Das Prinzip Hoffnung auf dem neuesten Stand der Debatte und macht seine... more...

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

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 51.00 US$ 46.41

    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...

  • The Wisdom of Sartreby Philosophical Library

    Philosophical Library/Open Road 2010; US$ 7.99

      An invaluable introduction to the leading French intellectual of the twentieth century   The Wisdom of Sartre offers key excerpts from the eloquent French writer, playwright, and philosopher?s masterpiece, Being and Nothingness . From this collection, readers will discover the strongest themes in his early philosophical work: an ontological... more...

  • The Emotionsby Jean-Paul Sartre

    Philosophical Library/Open Road 2012; US$ 14.99

    Sartre  contemplates the human emotional experience by analyzing phenomenological psychology and existentialism In The Emotions: Outline of a Theory , French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre attempts to understand the role emotions play in the human psyche. Sartre analyzes fear, lust, anguish, and melancholy while asserting that human beings begin... more...

  • Existentialismby Thomas E. Wartenberg

    Oneworld Publications 2008; US$ 7.99

    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...

  • The Point of Vanishingby Howard Axelrod

    Beacon Press 2015; US$ 16.00

    Named one of the best books of the year by Slate, Chicago Tribune, Entropy Magazine , and named one of the top 10 memoirs by Library Journal Into the Wild  meets Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man ?a lyrical memoir of a life changed in an instant and of the perilous beauty of searching for identity in solitude   On a clear May afternoon... more...

  • Les Caractèresby Jean de La Bruyère; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "C'est un métier que de faire un livre, comme de faire une pendule : il faut plus que de l'esprit pour être auteur. Un magistrat allait par son mérite à la première dignité, il était homme délié et pratique dans les affaires : il a fait imprimer un ouvrage moral, qui est rare par le ridicule. Il n'est pas si aisé de se faire un nom par un... more...