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Irrational man : a study in existential philosophy

Author: William Barrett
Publisher: Garden City, New York : Doubleday, 1962. ©1958
Series: Doubleday anchor books.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Anchor books editionView all editions and formats
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A lucid definition of twentieth-century existentialism, examining its origins, the thought of its major spokesmen, and its impact on literature, art, music, and philosophy today.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Barrett, William, 1913-
Irrational man.
Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1962, ©1958
(OCoLC)645038594
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Barrett
ISBN: 0385031386 9780385031387
OCLC Number: 5976348
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 314 pages ; 18 cm
Contents: "The present age". The advent of existentialism ; The encounter with nothingness ; The testimony of modern art --
The sources of existentialism in the western tradition. Hebraism and Hellenism ; Christian sources ; The flight from Laputa --
The existentialists. Kierkegaard ; Nietzsche ; Heidegger ; Sartre --
Integral vs. rational man. The place of the Furies --
Appendices. Negation, finitude, and the nature of man ; Existence and analytic philosophers.
Series Title: Doubleday anchor books.
Responsibility: William Barrett.

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A lucid definition of twentieth-century existentialism, examining its origins, the thought of its major spokesmen, and its impact on literature, art, music, and philosophy today.

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