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Existentialism: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

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One of the leading philosophical movements of the twentieth century, existentialism has had more impact on literature and the arts than any other school of thought. Focusing on the leading figures of existentialism, including Sartre, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Kierkegaard, de Beauvoir, Merleau-Ponty, and Camus, Thomas Flynn offers a concise account of existentialism, explaining the key themes of individuality, free will, and personal responsibility, which marked the movement as a way of life, not just a way of thinking.

Flynn sets the philosophy of existentialism in context, from the early phenomenologists, to its rise in the 40's and 50's, and the connections with National Socialism, Communism, and Feminism. He identifies the original definition of "existentialism," which tends to be obscured by misappropriation, and highlights how the philosophy is still relevant in our world today.

Synopsis:

Thomas Flynn's pithy account of existentialism and the existentialist movement aims right at the core of the philosophy, revealing and explaining the key themes and key thinkers.

About the Author

Thomas Flynn is Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Philosophy at Emory University.

Table of Contents

1. Philosophy as a Way of Life

2. Becoming an Individual

3. Humanism, For and Against

4. Authenticity

5. A Chastened Individualism? Existentialism and Social Thought

6. What is Living and What is Dead in Existentialist Thought?

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192804280
Author:
Flynn, Thomas
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Subject:
Existentialism
Subject:
Contemporary
Subject:
Movements - Existentialism
Subject:
Philosophy | History | 20th C
Subject:
Philosophy | History | 20th C and Contemporary
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Subject:
Philosophy | History | 20th C & Contemporary
Copyright:
Edition Number:
5
Series:
Very Short Introductions
Publication Date:
20060931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
15 b/w illus.
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
6.88x4.42x.37 in. .30 lbs.

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