Category: Existentialism

Heidegger's Being and Time: Critical Essays (Critical Essays

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Mannerist Art is characterized by a complex composition, with muscular and elongated figures in complex poses. One can scarcely imagine how obscure and esoteric some of the figures must have seemed in 1956, such as Berdyaev, Heidegger, Gurdjieff and Ramakrishna, together with esoteric philosophies such as the Kabbala and Vedanta. In traditional (by which I mean non-existentialist) western philosophy, essence always precedes existence. Sartre finds a problem following on from this point with the concept of sincerity.

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The Essential Husserl: Basic Writings in Transcendental

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Existentialism developed in the 20th Century within both Germany and France. Or we may go back to Pascal and Saint Augustine, who replaced pure speculation with a kind of thinking closer to the person, the individual. Sets the philosophy in its political context, explaining its various connections with National Socialism, Communism, and Feminism. One of the most extensive treatments of the existentialist notion of Angst is found in Søren Kierkegaard 's monumental work Begrebet Angest.

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Paul Ricoeur and the Task of Political Philosophy (Studies

Greg S. Johnson

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Sculptors at this time who worked in a very realistic manner are referred to as Superrealists. Yet there has been some debate about whether Existentialism is really a humanistic philosophy. I don’t think anyone then really knew him well. Decolonization occurred in response to independence movements in colonized territories when European powers determined that the benefits of maintaining colonies was not worth the costs. One aspect of this development is the increasing utilization of the new cosmologies that have been one of the finest creations of modern physics.

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Christianity Confronts: Communism / Humanism / Materialism /

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As a matter of fact, it leads to three related burdens on him; anguish, weight of the responsibility his freedom places upon him. As Roquentin says in Sartre’s novel ‘Nausea’, “To exist is simply to be there; what exists appears, lets itself be encountered, but you can never deduce it”. Actualmente se consideran tres tipos de "escuelas" existencialistas: el existencialismo cristiano, el existencialismo agnóstico, y el existencialismo ateo. We have claimed that mysticism is a very important aspect of New Testament theology [he defines mysticism somewhat differently than in this paper].

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Whitehead and Existentialism

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Now she was feeling real hands on her and seeing those lips and very much enjoying the person who owned them. “Is it cliché to say that you met me at a terrible time?” Lexa smiled, tentative and nervous. The appearance of a large Doberman in the front yard, apparently having been led there by the pheromones of Harry's menstruating terrier, Maggie, "save[s Harry] immediate Duty on the leaves." C. who contended with the problem of being and existence.

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The Work of Sartre

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But, given that man is free and that there is no human nature for me to depend on, I can not count on men whom I do not know by relying on human goodness or man's concern for the good of society. In Book One, the condition of mauvaise foi is clearly presented in the life of Ode Elann Monroe, Harry's father. From the Christian side, we are reproached as people who deny the reality and seriousness of human affairs. For want of a nail… I’d like to point out in defense of the essay–which, after all, is operating under certain constraints given by the format of the NYT, which i would charitably says involves the rhetorical confusion of one’s own experience for historical concept–that not far below the paragraphs that ben has cited, the author recognizes that her own irritation at hipsters arises because she in fact has so much in common with them… I don’t think she would seriously argue that irony is new.

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The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays

Albert Camus, Justin O'Brien

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Pop Art is a style of art which explores the everyday imagery that is so much a part of contemporary consumer culture. Phenomenology is a philosophical method, first developed by Edmund Husserl (HUHSS-erel), that proposed "phenomenological reduction" so that everything not "immanent" to consciousness must be excluded; all realities must be treated as pure "phenomena" and this is the only absolute data from which we can begin. Another aspect of Enlightenment thought--the final of my 9 points--is the idea that language is transparent, that words serve only as representations of thoughts or things, and don't have any function beyond that.

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Existentialism and Indian Thought

K Guru Dutt

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American and European philosophers present during the early decades of the twentieth century, agreed that the United States was not fertile soil for the existentialist message, but the popularity of hard-boiled fiction and film noir contradicts such claims. Note that the existentialists on this characterization don't pay much attention to "social" questions such as the politics of life and what "social" responsibility the society or state has.

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People of the Lie: The Encounter With Evil in Everyday Life

M. Scott Peck

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If I’m alone, the park arranges itself comfortably around my point of view: everything I see presents itself to me. The phenemologist attempts to separate the observed object from perceptions of the object. These years also saw the growing reputation outside Germany of Heidegger's book Being and Time. Both Piagetian and information processing theories view learning as a cognitive activity through which individuals actively incorporate new information and experiences into the information and understandings already stored in memory.

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Reading Sartre: On Phenomenology and Existentialism

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Many are dedicated to exposing and undermining socially imposed gender roles and cultural constructs limiting women's self-determination, and criticize post-structuralist third-wave feminists who deny the intrinsic freedom of individual women. [8] A female who makes considered choices regarding her way of life and suffers the anxiety associated with that freedom, isolation, or nonconformity, yet remains free, demonstrates the tenets of existentialism. [9] The novels of Kate Chopin, Doris Lessing, Joan Didion, Margaret Atwood, and Margaret Drabble include such existential heroines.

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