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Situating existentialism : key texts in context

Author: Jonathan Judaken; Robert Bernasconi
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2012.
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"This anthology provides a history of the systemization and canonization of existentialism, a quintessentially antisystemic mode of thought. Situating existentialism within the history of ideas, it features new readings on the most influential works in the existential canon, exploring their formative contexts and the cultural dialogues of which they were a part.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Judaken; Robert Bernasconi
ISBN: 9780231147743 0231147740 9780231147750 0231147759 9780231519670 0231519672
OCLC Number: 775411509
Description: vi, 432 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Russian existentialism, or existential Russianism / Val Vinokur --
German existentialism and the persistence of metaphysics: Weber, Jaspers, Heidegger / Peter E. Gordon --
Sisyphus's progeny: existentialism in France / Jonathan Judaken --
"To punch through 'pasteboard masks'?": American existentialism / George Cotkin --
Angst across the channel: existentialism in Britain / Martin Woessner --
Existentialisms in the Hispanic and Latin American worlds: El Quixote and its existential children / Eduardo Mendieta --
Fear and trembling and the paradox of Christian existentialism / George Pattison --
Jewish co-existentialism: being with the other / Paul Mendes-Flohr --
Camus the unbeliever: living without God / Ronald Aronson --
Anxiety and secularization: Soren Kierkegaard and the twentieth-century invention of existentialism / Samuel Moyn --
Rethinking the 'existential' Nietzsche in German: Lowith, Jaspers, Heidegger / Charles Bambach --
Situating Frantz Fanon's account of black experience / Robert Bernasconi --
Simone de Beauvoir in her Times and ours: the second sex and its legacy in French feminist thought / Debra Bergoffen --
The "Letter on humanism": reading Heidegger in France / Ethan Kleinberg.
Responsibility: edited by Jonathan Judaken and Robert Bernasconi.

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"This anthology provides a history of the systemization and canonization of existentialism, a quintessentially antisystemic mode of thought. Situating existentialism within the history of ideas, it features new readings on the most influential works in the existential canon, exploring their formative contexts and the cultural dialogues of which they were a part.

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