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Existentialism : A Very Short Introduction - Thomas Flynn

Existentialism

A Very Short Introduction

Paperback Published: 12th October 2006
ISBN: 9780192804280
Number Of Pages: 160

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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.

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?

ISBN: 9780192804280
ISBN-10: 0192804286
Series: Very Short Introductions
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 12th October 2006
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.3 x 14.0  x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.15

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