Existentialism: A Very Short Introduction: A Very Short Introduction by Thomas FlynnExistentialism: A Very Short Introduction: A Very Short Introduction by Thomas Flynn

Existentialism: A Very Short Introduction: A Very Short Introduction

byThomas Flynn

Paperback | September 15, 2006

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Existentialism was one of the leading philosophical movements of the twentieth century. Focusing on its seven leading figures, Sartre, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Kierkegaard, de Beauvoir, Merleau-Ponty and Camus, this iVery Short Introduction/i provides a clear account of the key themes of themovement which emphasized individuality, free will, and personal responsibility in the modern world. Drawing in the movement's varied relationships with the arts, humanism, and politics, this book clarifies the philosophy and original meaning of 'existentialism' - which has tended to be obscured by misappropriation. Placing it in its historical context, Thomas Flynn also highlights howexistentialism is still relevant to us today.
Thomas Flynn is Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Philosophy at Emory University. He is a specialist in contemporary continental philosophy, aesthetics and social and political philosophy. His previous publications include iSartre and Marxist Existentialism: The Test Case of Collective Responsibility /i(Chicago 1986) and iSartre, Fouc...
Title:Existentialism: A Very Short Introduction: A Very Short IntroductionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 6.85 × 4.37 × 0.39 inPublished:September 15, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0192804286

ISBN - 13:9780192804280

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Table of Contents

1. Philosophy as a Way of Life2. Becoming an Individual3. Humanism, For and Against4. Authenticity5. A Chastened Individualism? Existentialism and Social Thought6. What is Living and What is Dead in Existentialist Thought?