Existentialism by Robert C. SolomonExistentialism by Robert C. Solomon


byRobert C. Solomon

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Existentialism, 2/e, offers an exceptional and accessible introduction to the richness and diversity of existentialist thought. Retaining the focus of the highly successful first edition, the second edition provides extensive material on the "big four" existentialists--Kierkegaard, Nietzsche,Heidegger, and Sartre--while also including selections from twenty-four other authors. Giving readers a sense of the variety of existentialist thought around the world, this edition also adds new readings by such figures as Luis Borges, Viktor Frankl, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Keiji Nishitani, andRainer Maria Rilke. Existentialism, 2/e, also features: * New translations of Kierkegaard, Heidegger, and Buber * More extensive selections from Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Sartre * New selections by Hazel E. Barnes, Miguel de Unamuno, Joseph Heller, Philip Roth, and Colin Wilson * The Grand Inquisitor (from Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov) Ideal for undergraduate courses in existentialism and Continental philosophy, Existentialism, 2/e, is fascinating reading for anyone interested in the subject.
Robert C. Solomon is at University of Texas, Austin.
Title:ExistentialismFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 5.39 × 8.19 × 0.91 inPublished:September 1, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from A book not recommended for beginners Having taken an interest in existentialism and having read a few books on the topic, I thought I could not miss this compilation with Robert C. Solomon, a prolific author in philosophy books and a professor of Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin, as the author. The introduction was a surprise that it read like a sarcastic and hostile attack to existentialism. I imagined that it would also appear cryptic to readers that have yet read of the philosophers/writers in existentialism. Nevertheless, rather as an intro, but as an afterward, it would be thought-provoking and valuable to people who plan to give existentialism unquestioned support, which is the wrong way to do philosophy to start with. This is a book for reference, rather than for beginners to learn about existentialism.
Date published: 2009-10-11

Table of Contents

*=New to this editionPrefaceIntroductionSoren KierkegaardFrom The Present AgeFrom The JournalsThe Rotation Method (from Either/Or)Is There Such a Thing as a Teleological Suspension of the Ethical? (from Fear and Trembling and The Sickness Unto Death)Truth Is Subjectivity (from Concluding Unscientific Postscript)On Becoming a Christian* From The Concept of Anxiety* Concerning the Dedication to "The Individual" (from The Point of View for My Work as An Author)* What Do I Want? (from Kierkegaard's letters)Ivan TurgenevFrom Fathers and SonsFeodor DostoevskyFrom Notes from Underground* The Grand Inquisitor (from The Brothers Karamazov)Friedrich Nietzsche* From The Gay ScienceFrom Thus Spoke ZarathustraFrom Beyond Good and EvilFrom On the Genealogy of MoralityFrom Twilight of the IdolsOn TruthOn The Will to PowerOn Eternal RecurrenceHermann HesseFrom SteppenwolfMartin HeideggerFrom Being and TimeThe Fundamental Question of Metaphysics (from An Introduction to Metaphysics)From Discourse on ThinkingRainer Maria Rilke* From The Notebooks of Malte Laurids BriggeMiguel de Unamuno* From The Tragic Sense of LifeKarl JaspersExistenz (from Philosophy)Franz KafkaCouriers (from Parables and Paradoxes)Before the Law (from The Penal Colony)Gabriel MarcelWhat Is a Free Man? (from Man Against Mass Society)Albert CamusFrom The StrangerFrom The Myth of SisyphusFrom The FallFrom "Albert Camus" by Jean-Paul SartreJean-Paul SartreFrom Existentialism Is a HumanismFrom Nausea* The Origin of Nothingness (from Being and Nothingness)Patterns of Bad Faith (from Being and Nothingness)* Freedom and Facticity: The Situation (from Being and Nothingness)Being-for-Others (from Being and Nothingness)From No ExitFreedom and Responsibility (from Being and Nothingness)From The FliesFrom The Age of ReasonFrom St. Genet: Actor and MartyrMarxism and Existentialism (from Search for a Method)* Sartre on Angst (from a series of interviews with Jean-Paul Sartre, conducted by Benny Levy)Maurice Merleau-PontyFrom "Merleau-Ponty" by Jean-Paul SartreProspectus (A Report to the College de France)Freedom (from The Phenomenology of Perception)Simone de BeauvoirFrom The Ethics of AmbiguityFrom The Second SexHazel E. Barnes* Sartre and Feminism: Aside from The Second Sex and All That (from "Sartre and Feminism")Martin BuberFrom I and ThouPaul TillichFrom The Courage to BeKeiji Nishitani* From "What Is Religion?"Colin Wilson* From Anti-SartreViktor E. Frankl* Man's Search for Meaning: * Logotherapy: * Tragic Optimism: Gabriel Garcia Marquez* From Love in the Time of CholeraSamuel BeckettAct Without Words: Luis Borges* Borges and I (from A Personal Anthology)Harold PinterFrom The DwarfsJoseph Heller* From Catch-22Philip Roth* From The Human StainArthur MillerFrom Death of a Salesman