What is existentialism?
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What is existentialism? by Roger Troisfontaines

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Published by Magi Books in Albany, N.Y .
Written in English


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StatementRoger Troisfontaines.
LC ClassificationsB819 .T7
The Physical Object
Pagination31 p.
Number of Pages31
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16365086M

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Existentialism is the search and journey for true self and true personal meaning in life. Most importantly, it is the arbitrary act that existentialism finds most objectionable-that is, when someone or society tries to impose or demand that their beliefs, values, or rules be faithfully accepted and obeyed. Oct 05,  · Widely recognized as the finest definition of existentialist philosophy ever written, this book introduced existentialism to America in Barrett speaks eloquently and directly to concerns of the s: a period when the irrational and the absurd are no better integrated than before and when humankind is in even greater danger of destroying its existence without ever understanding . This book is an authoritative exposition of existentialism by its leading American interpreter. Modern existentialism originated in Germany after the first World War with two professors of philosophy, Karl Jaspers and Martin Heidegger. Their direct spiritual ancestor was a Dane, Soren judybwolfman.com: William Barrett. Existentialism is a school of 20th-century philosophy that emphasizes the concreteness and problematic character of human existence.

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