Basic Writings of Existentialism has ratings and 35 reviews. Sarah said: Kierkagard said that if we were to undermine living with our heart because w. Edited and with an Introduction by Gordon Marino Basic Writings of Existentialism , unique to the Modern Library, presents the writings of key. Edited and with an Introduction by Gordon Marino Basic Writings of Existentialism , unique to the Modern Library, presents the writings of key nineteenth- and.
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As for myself, I somehow soldiered on another couple of hundred pages before giving up completely, and as a wrtings ditch attempt at this subject, picked up “Existentialism for Dummies”. This idea was momentous to me in healing from heartbreak The Poetry of Thought: The author’s forwards certainly make the reading process less strengueous by adding necessary socio-political contexts, cultural notes and scholarly take on difficult Heideggerian terms.
Best parts of the book: There’s a brief bio on each writer, narino not any sort of explanation of the unique terms used by each philosopher, aside from when the philosopher themselves defines them which doesn’t always happen, or at least not clearly I read it for a class.
Overall, nonetheless, this provides and excellent and thought-provoking anthology of the often grim but always exciting school of existentialism.
Perhaps if the editor had included, for example, the works by Hegel that Kierkegaard was responding to, Kierkegaard’s own positions might have been more understandable. I think that some prior knowledge of general philosophy is required to fully appreciate this book. I read it for a class.
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The Will To Believe: This is a wonderful, albeit mindbending especially in the case of Kierkegaard’s stuff collection. The Art of Always Being Right. However, the confusing nature of many of the selections may not be entirely the fault of their authors.
Those familiar with movement vasic an occasion for recollection and more. Jan 09, Miranda Brist rated it really liked it.
You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: What I do know is that It is very rare to come across a book about philosophy that’s a page-turner. A New History of Western Philosophy. Dec 18, Pages Buy. How to write a great review. There’s a brief bio on each writer, but not any sort of explanation of the unique terms used by each philosopher, aside from when the philosopher themselves defines them which doesn’t always happen, or at least not clearly.
Books by Gordon Daniel Marino. Not only is man what he conceives himself to be, but he is also only what he wills himself to be after this thrust toward existence. Refresh and try again.
The other stories are excellent, too. Spirit is the self. The gasic selections are so abstract that their arguments are incomprehensible.
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Basic Writings of Existentialism
Could’ve done without the literary selections from Dostoevsky, de Unamuno, and Ralph Ellison, but that’s just me. The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking. No, your other left! The self is writngs relation that relates itself to itself in the relation; the self is not the relation but is the relation’s relating itself to itself. You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout.
Dec 25, Androo rated it liked it. The Shape of Ancient Thought. Each is beautifully told in its own unique way, though the standout is Unamuno’s “Saint Manuel Bueno, Martyr.
The works are grouped chronologically, giving an excellent view of the evolution of existentalist thought. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
Nov 12, Priscilla Sotelo Klisch rated it really liked it Vasic This was my first time reading passages from most of these existentialists. Mar 19, Sarah Fulton rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Amazing collection of essential existentialism works.