Basic Writings of Existentialism has ratings and 35 reviews. Sarah said: Kierkagard said that if we were to undermine living with our heart because w. Edited and with an Introduction by Gordon Marino Basic Writings of Existentialism , unique to the Modern Library, presents the writings of key. Edited and with an Introduction by Gordon Marino Basic Writings of Existentialism , unique to the Modern Library, presents the writings of key nineteenth- and.

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To ask other readers questions about Basic Writings of Existentialismplease sign up. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. A profound adventure awaits those readers ready to immerse themselves in this jewel of a book. Existebtialism, why am I dancing around the real problem? Open Preview See a Problem? Sep 11, Maria Pantazopoulou rated it it was amazing Shelves: Philosophy Nonfiction Classics History.

It should be noted that a clear statment about what existentialism is and isn’t can be found in Sartre’s apologist essay “Existentialism,” which is among the material in this volume.

Marino has a sharp eye for picking telling passages from often long and complex works.

Overall rating No ratings yet 0. On the Genealogy of Morals and Ecce Homo.

Basic Writings of Existentialism

Essays by Ralph Waldo Emerson. Maybe it has to do with the fact that all the excerpts tried to grapple with the always relevant question about the meaning of life.


Kierkagard said that if we were to undermine living with our heart because we are too afraid of getting hurt, then the first thing to give up on should be love. It seems like a good place to start. These fresh selections lay out the issues, from alienation to reconciliation, from despair to joyful wisdom, that make this world-perspective so compelling. In antiquity as well as in the Middle Ages there was an awareness of this longing for solitude and a respect for what it means; whereas in the constant sociality of our day we shrink from it to the point what a capital epigram!

But since it is a crime in our day to have spirit, it is indeed quite in order to classify such people, lovers of solitude, with criminals. Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.

Sep 13, EMM rated it it was amazing.

Jun 08, Eric rated it really liked it. I picked this book up as a teenager and I’ve been interested in the topic ever since.

But what is spirit? If you’re looking for a book that will lay out clearly what the writinhs of existentialism is, then this is not wrifings book you’re looking for. Repetition and Philosophical Crumbs. The Art of Always Being Right. Metaphysics as a Guide to Morals.

Books by Eistentialism Daniel Marino. Reading it has tempted me to read more from these thinkers. Dec 18, Pages Buy. Want to Read saving…. With this collection of writings, however, this was not the case. It is very rare to come across a book about philosophy that’s a page-turner. Much as I would like to quit writing this review now and drown my existential blues in intoxicating beverages, a sense of fairness compels me to mention that this book was not a complete loss for me.


This anthology brings together into one volume the most influential and commonly taught works of existentialism. Oct 12, Brady Dale rated it liked it.

About Gordon Daniel Marino. Trivia About Basic Writings of An excellent collection exishentialism existentialist works with good translations. The wary student wanting to gain initial knowledge will want to look elsewhere, and the well-versed philosopher probably already has much of its contents in other books.

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I avoided reading Kierkegaard on the first time through, and that was a wise choice on my part. Mar 17, Michael Ledezma rated it liked it. You’ve successfully reported this review. But alas, now that I’ve started it, I must continue. Great introductory Kierkegaard section. Best parts of the book: Really interesting, and worth reading if you’re into this sort of thing.

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