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Existentialism

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  • The Phenomenology of Henry Jamesby Paul B. Armstrong

    The University of North Carolina Press 2017; US$ 29.99

    Armstrong suggests that James's perspective is essentially phenomenological--that his understanding of the process of knowing, the art of fiction, and experience as a whole coincides in important ways with the ideas of the leading phenomenologists. He examines the connections between phenomenology's theory of consciousness and existentialism's analyses... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Critical Theoryby Fred Rush

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 32.00

    An illuminating and authoritative guide to Critical Theory by an international team of distinguished contributors. more...

  • The Great Philosophers: Nietzscheby Ronald Hayman

    Orion 2011; US$ 2.99

    A short book combining extracts from the work of one of the world's greatest thinkers combined with commentary from one of Britain's most distinguished writers on philosophy. more...

  • The Divided Selfby R. Laing

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 15.50

    First published in 1960, this watershed work aimed to make madness comprehensible, and in doing so revolutionized the way we perceive mental illness. Using case studies of patients he had worked with, psychiatrist R. D. Laing argued that psychosis is not a medical condition but an outcome of the 'divided self', or the tension between the two personas... more...

  • Adieuxby Simone De Beauvoir

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 17.00

    Simone de Beauvoir’s account of the last ten years of Jean-Paul Sartre’s life provides a focus for understanding one of the greatest thinkers of the twentieth century. But the book, consisting of both a year-by-year account of Sartre’s last decade and a conversation between him and de Beauvoir about his life and work, is more than just a philosophical... more...

  • The Complete Dramatic Works of Samuel Beckettby Samuel Beckett

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 24.78

    The present volume gathers all of Beckett's texts for theatre, from 1955 to 1984. It includes both the major dramatic works and the short and more compressed texts for the stage and for radio. 'He believes in the cadence, the comma, the bite of word on reality, whatever else he believes; and his devotion to them, he makes clear, is a sufficient focus... more...

  • What Do Existentialists Believe?by Richard Appignanesi

    Granta Publications 2013; US$ 9.32

    'Necessity makes existentialists of us all ... It is a map drawn truthfully to our likeness'Existentialism is not a unified doctrine or belief in any conventional sense. It breaks ranks with all previous philosophy, unsettles orthodox religion, and questions the supremacy of science. However, the question it poses is of fundamental importance to us... more...

  • Light Tracesby John Sallis

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 23.99

    What is the effect of light as it measures the seasons? How does light leave different traces on the terrain—on a Pacific Island, in the Aegean Sea, high in the Alps, or in the forest? John Sallis considers the expansiveness of nature and the range of human vision in essays about the effect of light and luminosity on place. Sallis writes movingly... more...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 110.00

    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...

  • Jean-Paul Sartreby René Marill-Albérès

    Philosophical Library/Open Road 2014; US$ 14.99

    Professor Albérès in this well-ordered volume traces through successive works the elaboration of various concepts now linked to French Existentialism—anguish, nausea, hypocrisy, lucidity, consciousness, conformity, commitment, ethical values, situation, etc.   Translated from the French by Wade Baskin. more...