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introduction to existentialism

Robert Goodwin Olson

introduction to existentialism

by Robert Goodwin Olson

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Published by Dover in New York, NY .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Existentialism.

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    StatementRobert G. Olson
    SeriesDover Books on philosophy and psychology -- T77
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsB"819"O47
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 221 p.
    Number of Pages221
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21179827M
    LC Control Number62-5794

    Existentialism was one of the leading philosophical movements of the twentieth century. Focusing on its seven leading figures, Sartre, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Kierkegaard, de Beauvoir, Merleau-Ponty and Camus, this Very Short Introduction provides a clear account of the key themes of the movement which emphasized individuality, free will, and personal responsibility in the modern world/5(49). Introduction to Existentialism Existentialism takes its name from its guiding phrase, "existence precedes essence." This means that there is no stable human essence or nature and thus that there are no intrinsic or natural human values (so any attempt to appeal to something like our needs, wants, or pleasures as the root of our ethical choices is misguided).

      This book, first published in , is a clear summary of the ideas of the ‘Outsider’ cycle, and also develops them to a new stage. Wilson’s ‘new existentialism’ sees philosophy as an intellectual adventure that aims at a real command and control of human existence, and this book Cited by: 7. Existentialism: A Very Short Introduction () – Thomas Flynn Existentialism: A Beginner’s Guide () – Thomas Wartenberg Existentialism For Dummies () – Christopher Panza and Gregory Gale. Famous Existentialist Works Basic Writings of Existentialism () – ed. Gordon Marino.

    Additional Physical Format: Online version: Olson, Robert G. (Robert Goodwin), Introduction to existentialism. New York, Dover Publications []. Thomas Flynn's Existentialism is part of Oxford University Press' "very short introduction" series. "Weighing in" at less than pages, Flynn's volume is both short and incisive, providing an introduction to most of the key existentialist philosophers and an overview of most of the key existentialist by:


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Existentialism along with Pragmatism are the precursers of Post-Modernism. Though this book was written in the early 's Robert G. Olson's book gives a fairly complete summary and history of Existentialist by: Existentialism: An Introduction provides an accessible and scholarly introduction to the core ideas of the existentialist tradition.

Kevin Aho draws on a wide range of existentialist thinkers in chapters centering on the key themes of freedom, being-in-the-world, alienation, nihilism, anxiety and by: 8. In order to define existentialism, Olson had to put it in relation to other philosophical movements.

So on one side we have philosophical tradition that A book is divided into 7 chapters. First four chapters - Value Orientation, The Human Condition, Reason and Unreason, Freedom - give a basic con-text for understanding existentialism through /5.

Let’s begin with your first book, David Cooper’s Existentialism: A Reconstruction. This is a fabulous, clear introduction to existentialist thought. It’s also very philosophically rigorous.

It tends to steer away from the literary side of existentialism, and it avoids some of the authors that proceed more through essays or novels like Camus.

Existentialism Introduction—6 in a sense Existentialism’s rejection of Platonism is a rejection of Plato’s exhortation to make the steep ascent and climb out of the cave ever since Plato philosophers have dreamed of getting out of the cave finding an external vantage point beyond the cares and concerns of File Size: KB.

An indispensable guide to one of the most influential contemporary thought systems, this first-rate work of scholarship requires no previous training in philosophy. Stressing the work of Heidegger and Sartre, it offers a careful and objective examination of the existentialist position and values — freedom of choice, individual dignity, personal love, creative effort &#; and posits.

The Paperback of the An Introduction to Existentialism by Robert G. Olson at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $35 or more. Due to COVID, orders may be : Dover Publications. Introduction to Existentialism Course Description This course introduces the modern philosophical movement (or anti-movement) that has come to be known as “existentialism.” Nothing in Western philosophy is comparable to existentialism’s obsession with what can be called “the human condition.” Closed-book midterm and final exams.

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About Introduction to Existentialism. This textbook introduces you to existentialist philosophical theory and its cultural influence. The first part of the book offers an introductory overview of the 19th century historical roots of existentialist thought and chapters on all the key players: Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Sartre, de Beauvoir, and Camus.

The second part presents a thematic. comprehensive introduction to existentialism, we will cover the two areas within the movement itself that Sartre referred to as “atheistic” and “religious” existentialism.

Moreover, to understand the range of existentialism and the significance it had in various disciplines, we will readFile Size: KB.

This book by Marjorie Grene, available under another title of 'Dreadful Freedom', provides in a very short space an excellent introduction to the basic thinking of existentialism, a philosophy that has its beginnings in the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth century, and may be considered one of the greatest schools of philosophy for the twentieth century/5(3).

Existentialism is a philosophical approach that rejects the idea that the universe offers any clues about how humanity should live. A simplified understanding of this thought system can be found in Jean-Paul Sartre's often-repeated dictum, "Existence precedes essence." What this means is that the.

Prior to reading this book I think one of the only introductory overviews to existentialism which I had read was Mirrors of Man In Existentialism, which was written by a Christian minister I think, and exhibited biases of its own but which none the less I found balanced and interesting, I would say the same for this book itself, despite some of the more critical reviews here/5(5).

Existentialism Is a Humanism (French: L'existentialisme est un humanisme) is a work by the philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre, based on a lecture by the same name he gave at Club Maintenant in Paris, on 29 October In early translations, Existentialism and Humanism was the title used in the United Kingdom; the work was originally published in the United States as Existentialism, and a later Author: Jean-Paul Sartre.

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Buy a cheap copy of An Introduction to Existentialism book by Robert G. Olson. Indispensable guide to one of the most influential thought systems of our century. Stressing the work of Heidegger and Sartre, it offers a careful and objective Free shipping over $/5(4).

Solomon Kaufman opens the introduction to his anthology by describing existentialism as ‘not a philosophy but a label for a set of widely different revolts against traditional philosophy’ and ‘not a school of thought nor reducible to any set of tenets’ ( 11).

In this book and others (e.g. Introduction to the New Existentialism), he attempted to reinvigorate what he perceived as a pessimistic philosophy and bring it to a wider audience. He was not, however, academically trained, and his work was attacked by professional philosophers for lack of.

Existentialism along with Pragmatism are the precursers of Post-Modernism. Though this book was written in the early 's Robert G. Olson's book gives a fairly complete summary and history of Existentialist philosophy. It compares it to Rationalism, Empiricism and Pragmatism in Epistimology, as well as Realism and Idealism in Metaphysics/5(5).

Existentialism: A Very Short Introduction examines one of the leading philosophical movements of the twentieth century.

Focusing on its seven leading figures: Sartre, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Kierkegaard, de Beauvoir, Merleau–Ponty, and Camus, this VSI considers the key themes of the movement, which emphasized individuality, free will, and personal responsibility in the modern : Thomas Flynn. The NOOK Book (eBook) of the Introduction to The New Existentialism by Colin Wilson at Barnes & Noble.

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Existentialism was one of the leading philosophical movements of the twentieth century. Focusing on its seven leading figures, Sartre, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Kierkegaard, de Beauvoir, Merleau-Ponty and Camus, this Very Short Introduction provides a clear account of the key themes of the movement which emphasized individuality, free will, and personal responsibility in the modern world/5(63).