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The Cambridge companion to existentialism

Author: Steven Galt Crowell
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Series: Cambridge companions to philosophy.
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"Existentialism exerts a continuing fascination on students of philosophy and general readers. As a philosophical phenomenon, though, it is often poorly understood, as a form of radical subjectivism that turns its back on reason and argumentation and possesses all the liabilities of philosophical idealism but without any idealistic conceptual clarity. In this volume of original essays, the first to be devoted  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Galt Crowell
ISBN: 9780521513340 0521513340 9780521732789 0521732786
OCLC Number: 760176368
Description: xii, 412 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Existentialism and its legacy / Steven Crowell --
Existentialism in Historical Perspective. --
Existentialism as a philosophical movement / David E. Cooper --
Existentialism as a cultural movement / William McBride. --
Major Existentialist Philosophers. --
Kierkegaard's single individual and the point of indirect communication / Alastair Hannay --
'What a monster then is man" : Pascal and Kierkegaard on being a contradictory self and what to do about it / Hubert L. Dreyfus --
Nietzsche: after the death of God / Richard Schacht --
Nietzsche: selfhood, creativity, and philosophy / Lawrence J. Hatab --
Heidegger: the existential analytic of Dasein / William Blattner --
The antinomy of being: Heidegger's critique of humanism / Karsten Harries --
Sartre's existentialism and the nature of consciousness / Steven Crowell --
Political existentialism: the career of Sartre's political thought / Thomas R. Flynn --
Simone de Beauvoir's existentialism: freedom and ambiguity in the human world / Kristana Arp --
Merleau-Ponty on body, flesh, and visibility / Taylor Carman. --
The Reach of Existential Philosophy. --
Existentialism as literature / Jeff Malpas --
Existentialism and religion / Merold Westphal --
Racism is a system: how existentialism became dialectical in Fanon and Sartre / Robert Bernasconi --
Existential phenomenology, psychiatric illness, and the death of possibilities / Matthew Ratcliffe and Matthew Broome.
Series Title: Cambridge companions to philosophy.
Responsibility: edited by Steven Crowell, Rice University.
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These essays demonstrate the contemporary vitality of existential thought, engaging critically with the main concepts and figures of existentialism.  Read more...

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'This volume will be most useful to students for the overview chapters, and for the substantial amount of discussion of Sartre's ideas and political activities.' Michel Petheram, Reference Reviews

 
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