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What I learned from it mainly was that existentialism reaches beyond the stereotype of “an athiest’s philosophy. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Never will I give up on love.

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But what is spirit? The other selections are so abstract that their arguments are incomprehensible. Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. Could’ve done existentiallsm the literary selections from Dostoevsky, de Unamuno, and Ralph Ellison, but that’s just me. These fresh selections lay out the issues, from alienation to reconciliation, from despair to joyful wisdom, that make this world-perspective so compelling. Inspired by Your Browsing History.

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Why do people believe they are sinners? This is especially no The selections for this book are well chosen, but I would not recommend this book to the absolute beginner. It should be noted that a clear statment about what existentialism is and isn’t can be found in Sartre’s apologist essay “Existentialism,” which is among the material in this volume. Jul 17, Jez Latham rated it really liked it. With no index to enable better reading and comparison of ideas, no insightful commentary, and nothing outside of superficial contexts, this book is more a collection of works than an anthological tool, indicating it was published first and foremost for financial reasons.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Unfortunately, Kierkegaard is never any clearer than that, so for me at least, the argument never moves beyond the baffling abstraction it begins with.

The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. Many of these writings, Kierkegaard’s especially, appear to have been responses to other philosophers that Marino chose to leave out. I read it for a class. The editor gives a good intro to the topic and then we have an interesting selection from some of the top boys in the field. My university career started off with the reading of Sartre’s Existentialism.

I’m no expert on existentialism but I really enjoyed this volume. You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them. The author has done the best to balance clarity with authenticity. I also found myself growing stronger in my own personal beliefs, in that I had to face them and define them for myself.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The Shape of Exsitentialism Thought. It’s not an introductory text and does not contain explanatory material, like in a Norton paperback for example; Marino lets the texts speak for themselves, exc This is a wonderful, albeit mindbending especially in the case of Kierkegaard’s stuff collection.

Jan 31, Deb is currently reading it. This idea was momentous to me in healing from heartbreak The Ethics of Ambiguity. This anthology brings together into one volume the most Edited and with an Introduction by Gordon Marino Basic Writings of Existentialism, unique to the Modern Library, presents the writings of key nineteenth- and twentieth-century thinkers broadly united by their belief that because life has no inherent meaning humans can discover, we must determine meaning for ourselves.

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There is a definite gray area in ethics, nothing is black and white. Why Does the World Bbasic The Concept of Anxiety: I can’t forget Sartre. What I want may not be what you want, so how can you tell me I’m wrong if you’re not me? The selections for this book are well chosen, but I would not recommend this book to the absolute beginner.

I suspect that I am simply too stupid to understand philosophy. Dec 25, Androo rated it liked it. However, I feel that the reader would have had an easier time understanding the ideas if they had been presented in a writingd order. However, I do feel like if I wasn’t learning the jargon in this book from the class, this book would’ve been much more difficult.

In antiquity as well as in the Middle Ages there was an awareness of this longing for solitude and a respect for what it means; whereas in the constant sociality of our day we shrink from it to the point what a capital epigram! Please try again later. This is a wonderful, albeit mindbending especially in the case of Kierkegaard’s stuff collection.

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Much as I would like to quit writing this review now and drown my existential blues in intoxicating beverages, a sense of fairness compels me to mention that this book was not a complete loss for me. It’s not like a textbook or anything. Man doesn’t choose evil This was my first time reading passages from most of these existentialists.

We are here now, and what can we do? But alas, now that I’ve started it, I must continue.