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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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Designed for undergraduate and graduate study, 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 dialogue of which they were part. Emphasizing  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Situating existentialism.
New York : Columbia University Press, ©2012
(DLC) 2012001709
(OCoLC)775411509
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Judaken; Robert Bernasconi
ISBN: 9780231519670 0231519672
OCLC Number: 796815915
Language Note: In English.
Awards: Winner of Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2017
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 432 pages)
Contents: pt. 1 (Trans)national Contexts --
1. Russian Existentialism, or Existential Russianism / Val Vinokur --
2. German Existentialism and the Persistence of Metaphysics: Weber, Jaspers, Heidegger / Peter E. Gordon --
3. Sisyphus's Progeny: Existentialism in France / Jonathan Judaken --
4. Punching Through the Pasteboard Masks: American Existentialism / George Cotkin --
5. Angst Across the Channel: Existentialism in Britain / Martin Woessner --
6. Existentialisms in the Hispanic and Latin American Worlds: El Quixote and Its Existential Children / Eduardo Mendieta --
pt. 2 Existentialism and Religion --
7. Fear and Trembling and the Paradox of Christian Existentialism / George Pattison --
8. Jewish Co-Existentialism: Being with the Other / Paul Mendes-Flohr --
9. Camus the Unbeliever: Living Without God / Ronald Aronson --
pt. 3 Migrations --
10. Anxiety and Secularization: Søren Kierkegaard and the Twentieth-Century Invention of Existentialism / Samuel Moyn --
11. Rethinking the "Existential" Nietzsche in Germany: Lowith, Jaspers, Heidegger / Charles Bambach --
12. Situating Frantz Fanon's Account of Black Experience / Robert Bernasconi --
13. Simone de Beauvoir in Her Times and Ours: The Second Sex and Its Legacy in French Feminist Thought / Debra Bergoffen --
14. The "Letter on Humanism": Reading Heidegger in France / Ethan Kleinberg.
Responsibility: edited by Jonathan Judaken and Robert Bernasconi.
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Designed for undergraduate and graduate study, 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 dialogue of which they were part. Emphasizing the multidisciplinary and global nature of existential arguments, chosen texts relate to philosophy, religion, literature, theater, and culture and reflect European, Ru.

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