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6. Existentialism in the 21st century

6. Existentialism in the 21st century  

Thomas Flynn

in Existentialism: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2006
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Sep 2013
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9780191775932
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804280.003.0006
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9780192804280
‘Existentialism in the 21st century‘ explores the continued influence of existentialism. Although existentialism had its heyday between the liberation of France and the student risings of ... More
4. Meaning and purpose

4. Meaning and purpose  

Julian Baggini

in Atheism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775925
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804242.003.0004
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‘Meaning and purpose’ considers the idea of life having a meaning or purpose using the concepts of goal-setting, hedonism, and death. It is not true that life's meaning and purpose are ... More
5. A chastened individualism? Existentialism and social thought

5. A chastened individualism? Existentialism and social thought  

Thomas Flynn

in Existentialism: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2006
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Sep 2013
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9780191775932
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804280.003.0005
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‘A chastened individualism? Existentialism and social thought‘ surveys the development of social responsibility in existentialist thought. Previous proponents of ‘authenticity’ like ... More
4. Authenticity

4. Authenticity  

Thomas Flynn

in Existentialism: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2006
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Sep 2013
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9780191775932
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804280.003.0004
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‘Authenticity’ considers how to live a ‘free’ life. Authenticity comes from owning up to our self-defining choices and transcending one's situation to make something of oneself. To deny ... More
3. The immorality of an age

3. The immorality of an age  

Patrick Gardiner

in Kierkegaard: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191775635
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802569.003.0003
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9780192802569
Kierkegaard worried that because of the huge increase in knowledge, we had forgotten what it actually means to exist and the meaning of inwardness. ‘The immorality of an age’ looks at how ... More
3. Atheist ethics

3. Atheist ethics  

Julian Baggini

in Atheism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775925
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804242.003.0003
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9780192804242
‘Atheist ethics’ shows that morality is more than possible without God; it is entirely independent of him. That means atheists are not only more than capable of leading moral lives, they ... More
7. French philosophy todaycompeting ambitions

7. French philosophy today: competing ambitions  

Stephen Gaukroger and Knox Peden

in French Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2020
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Jul 2020
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9780191867613
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10.1093/actrade/9780198829171.003.0007
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Following the 1968 protests, the once-popular Marxism of Althusser declined in relevance. ‘French philosophy today: competing ambitions’ looks at the careers of Althusser’s pupils and ... More
Continental Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

Continental Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction  

Simon Critchley

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Feb 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191776373
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853592.001.0001
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Continental Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction shows that Continental philosophy encompasses a distinct set of philosophical traditions and practices, with a compelling ... More
2. Origins of Continental Philosophy: How to get from Kant to German Idealism

2. Origins of Continental Philosophy: How to get from Kant to German Idealism  

Simon Critchley

in Continental Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2001
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9780191776373
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853592.003.0002
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9780192853592
‘Origins of Continental Philosophy: How to get from Kant to German Idealism’ considers the historical development of Continental philosophy, beginning by distinguishing it from analytic ... More
Atheism: A Very Short Introduction

Atheism: A Very Short Introduction  

Julian Baggini

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Jun 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775925
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804242.001.0001
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9780192804242
Atheism is often considered to be a negative, dark, and pessimistic belief that is characterized by a rejection of values and purpose and a fierce opposition to religion. Atheism: A Very ... More
5. Camus and Sartre—the breaks that made them inseparable

5. Camus and Sartre—the breaks that made them inseparable  

Oliver Gloag

in Albert Camus: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2020
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Feb 2020
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9780191834721
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10.1093/actrade/9780198792970.003.0005
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9780198792970
‘Camus and Sartre—the breaks that made them inseparable’ describes how Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre critically reviewed each other’s work and, despite some unfavourable comments, how they ... More
3. Spectacles and Eyes to See With: Two cultures in philosophy

3. Spectacles and Eyes to See With: Two cultures in philosophy  

Simon Critchley

in Continental Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191776373
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853592.003.0003
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9780192853592
‘Spectacles and Eyes to See With: Two cultures in philosophy’ asks how we can explain the gulf between analytic and Continental philosophy. As a self-description, Continental philosophy is ... More
1. Life and character

1. Life and character  

Patrick Gardiner

in Kierkegaard: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191775635
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802569.003.0001
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9780192802569
Kierkegaard was one of the rebels of 19th-century thought. He worked in conscious opposition to the prevailing assumptions and conventions of his age. His crucial contentions only saw ... More
5. Philosophy in wartimephenomenology and existentialism

5. Philosophy in wartime: phenomenology and existentialism  

Stephen Gaukroger and Knox Peden

in French Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2020
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Jul 2020
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9780191867613
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10.1093/actrade/9780198829171.003.0005
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9780198829171
In the early twentieth century, German philosophers like Husserl founded theories of phenomenology. ‘Philosophy in wartime: phenomenology and existentialism’ looks at initial adopters in ... More
Existentialism: A Very Short Introduction

Existentialism: A Very Short Introduction  

Thomas Flynn

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2006
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775932
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804280.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780192804280
Existentialism: A Very Short Introduction examines one of the leading philosophical movements of the twentieth century. Focusing on its seven leading figures: Sartre, ... More
3. Humanism: for and against

3. Humanism: for and against  

Thomas Flynn

in Existentialism: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2006
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775932
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804280.003.0003
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780192804280
‘Humanism: for and against‘ examines existentialists' various attitudes to humanism and what roots it has in the philosophy. In 1945, Sartre attempted to present existentialism as a viable ... More

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