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Existentialism : Opus - Mary Warnock



Paperback Published: 13th August 1970
ISBN: 9780198880523
Number Of Pages: 160

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Existentialism enjoyed great popularity in the 1940s and 1950s, and has probably had a greater impact upon literature than any other kind of philosophy. The common interest which unites Existentialist philosophers is their interest in human freedom. Readers of Existentialist philosophy are being asked, not merely to contemplate the nature of freedom, but to experience freedom, and to practise it. In this survey, Mary Warnock begins by considering the ethical origins of Existentialism, with particular reference to Kierkegaard and Nietzsche, and outlines the importance of a systematic account of man's connection with the world as expounded by Husserl. She discusses at length the common interests and ancestry of Existentialism in the works of Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, and Sartre, and offers some conclusions about the current nature and future of this committed and practical philosophy. This revised edition includes a postscript reviewing the status of Existentialism in the 1990s, and has a thoroughly updated bibliography.

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"Deserves praise on several counts. In the first place, Mrs. Warnock writes from a position of some philosophical detachment towards the thinkers whose work she expounds....yet she also displays an imaginative sympathy with their aims and ideas which makes her criticisms of their work all the more
worthy of attention."--Times Literary Supplement

Ethical Origins: Søren Kierkegaard; Friedrich Nietzschep. 1
Edmund Husserlp. 23
Martin Heideggerp. 46
Maurice Merleau-Pontyp. 71
Jean-Paul Sartre (1)p. 92
Jean-Paul Sartre (2)p. 113
Conclusionp. 131
Postscriptp. 141
Select Bibliographyp. 145
Indexp. 149
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ISBN: 9780198880523
ISBN-10: 0198880529
Series: Opus
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 13th August 1970
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.56 x 13.03  x 1.19
Weight (kg): 0.13