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Existentialism For and Against - Paul Roubiczek

Existentialism For and Against

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Published: 3rd March 1964
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Neither science nor a philosophy which aims at an entirely objective approach can deal with our personal experience. Value-judgements, for instance, presuppose freedom of choice and if responsible actions are to be based on them, man must be free to act according to his decisions. There is clearly an urgent need for a philosophy which can be lived; and it is as a philosophy of this kind that Existentialism exists. In this book Roubiczek confronts the prevalent 'objective' method with the 'subjective' and attempts a proper balance between the objective and the personal, the scientific and the ethical. Concentrating on the valuable aspects of Existentialism, he looks for positive results which can be philosophically justified and, at the same time, accepted as a way of life. This approach leads both towards and beyond Existentialism, so that the book is both an introduction to this school of philosophy and a critique of it.

Preface
Towards Existentialism
Progress or catastrophe - Darwin and Nietzsche
Nietzsche and Existentialism
Kierkegaard
Morality - relative or absolute?
Kierkegaard and Existentialism
Some aspects of French and German Existentialism
Personal relationships - Martin Buber
The irrational in science and religion
References
Select bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521092432
ISBN-10: 0521092434
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 3rd March 1964
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.27