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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Refresh and try again. What I do know is that It is very rare to come across a book about philosophy that’s a page-turner. LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices.

Nietzsche and Sartre were especially difficult. I also found myself growing stronger in my own personal beliefs, in that I had to face them and define them for myself.

Many of these writings, Kierkegaard’s especially, appear to have been responses gordom other philosophers that Marino chose to leave out.

Nov 12, Priscilla Sotelo Klisch rated it really liked it Shelves: The problem is clarity: The Concept of Anxiety: We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them. Heidegger is really difficult to translate. Thus far, he has bogged me down considerably, with his inability to sever his belief in the wholly unprovable supernatural. From the Trade Paperback edition. Basic Writings of Existentialism, unique to the Modern Library, presents the writings of key nineteenth- and twentieth-century thinkers broadly united by their belief that because life has no inherent meaning humans can discover, we must determine meaning for ourselves.

Would you like us to take another look at this review? Maybe it has to do with the variety of voices and styles. The Shape of Ancient Thought.

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Basic Writings of Existentialism

I actually felt a lot more positive after This is a really good introduction to existentialism. Jan 25, Joe is currently reading it. 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. This anthology brings together into one volume the most influential and commonly taught works of existentialism. Mar 14, Kyle Brennan rated it really liked it. There’s a brief bio on each writer, but not any sort of explanation of the unique terms used by each philosopher, aside from when the philosopher themselves defines them which doesn’t always happen, or at least not clearly I read it for a class.

Studies in Contemporary Opinion.

Spirit is the self. I wouldn’t recommend it to people not heavily interested in philosophy, however. Overall, nonetheless, this provides and excellent and thought-provoking anthology of the often grim but always exciting school of existentialism.

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Jun 08, Eric rated it really liked it. Perhaps if the editor had included, for example, the works by Hegel that Kierkegaard was responding to, Kierkegaard’s own positions might have been more understandable. We appreciate your feedback. I picked this book up as a teenager and I’ve been interested in the topic ever since.

I was already acquainted with one of my favorite Russian authors, Dostoevsky, and I plan to read Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man, represented in this collection by its prologue, as soon as my library can borrow a copy for me. Perhaps Hegel’s inclusion would have shed little light on Kierkegaard, and by extension, perhaps including more writers would have offered little additional clarity overall.

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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!

Return to Book Page. Lists with This Book. Readers new to existentialism have as reliable a guide as the subject matter permits. That he spends so much time on the teleological nut of Abraham and the almost-sacrifice of Isaac is a great example of one of the greatest wastes of philosophical ink of all time.

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That would have been a waste of a semester. It is very rare to come across a book about philosophy that’s a page-turner. Apr 24, Monty Circus rated it did not like it Shelves: Aug 10, Gaze Santos jarino it liked it. Ratings and Reviews 0 0 star ratings 0 reviews.

It’s not like a textbook or anything.

But what is the self? Jun 22, Ellen rated it liked it. The editor gives a good intro to badic topic and then we have an interesting selection from some of the top boys in the field. It seems like a good place to start. No, your other left! In hindsight, I’m really glad I didn’t try majoring in philosophy. The author has done the best to balance clarity with authenticity.