Apr 13, The Paperback of the Basic Writings of Existentialism by Gordon Marino at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $ or more!. Basic Writings of Existentialism has ratings and 35 reviews. Sarah said: Kierkagard said that if we were to undermine living with our heart because w. Dec 18, Edited and with an Introduction by Gordon Marino Basic Writings of Existentialism , unique to the Modern Library, presents the writings of key.

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This is especially noticeable with Kierkegaard and Dostoevsky, where I feel this context would have helped in the understanding of the selection. Not only is man what he conceives himself to be, but he is also only what he wills himself to be after this thrust toward existence. But what is the self? Their characters’ existential landscapes roll by through the defrosted windshield, and though we are safe in their skilled hands, when we press against the glass during difficult turns, the harshness of their worlds sting our palms.

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In hindsight, I’m really glad I didn’t try majoring in philosophy. With this collection of writings, however, marini was not the case. Kierkagard said that if we were to undermine living with our heart because we exisgentialism too afraid of getting hurt, then the first thing to give up on should be love. Why Does the World Exist?: Despair Is the Sickness unto Death 41 B.


Apr 13, Pages Buy. Readers new to existentialism have as reliable a guide as the subject matter permits.

Basic Writings of Existentialism. Ratings and Reviews 0 0 star ratings 0 reviews. If you’re looking for a book that will lay out clearly what the philosophy of existentialism is, then this is not the book you’re looking for.

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Nietzsche and Sartre were especially difficult. What I learned from it mainly was that existentialism reaches beyond the stereotype of “an athiest’s philosophy.

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Beyond Good and Evil: Metaphysics as a Guide to Morals. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. The author’s forwards certainly make the reading process less strengueous by adding necessary socio-political contexts, cultural notes and scholarly take on difficult Heideggerian terms. However, I feel that the reader would have had an easier time understanding the ideas if they had been presented in a different order.

As for myself, I somehow soldiered on another couple of hundred pages before giving up completely, and as a last ditch attempt at this subject, picked up “Existentialism for Dummies”. The Will to Power. The Complete Collection 5 in 1.

The other selections are so abstract that their arguments are incomprehensible. Between Man and Man.

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Edited and with an Introduction by Gordon Marino Basic Writings of Existentialism, unique to the Modern Library, presents the writings of key nineteenth- and twentieth-century thinkers broadly united by their belief that because life has no inherent meaning humans can discover, we must determine meaning for ourselves. The selections for this book are well chosen, but I would not recommend this book to the absolute beginner. But alas, now that I’ve started it, I must continue.


Basic Writings of Nietzsche. My university career started off with the reading of Sartre’s Existentialism. I read it for a class. The Wisdom of Writing Santayana. Dec 18, Pages Buy.

Apr 13, Pages. This existntialism a wonderful, albeit mindbending especially in the case of Kierkegaard’s stuff collection. Overall rating No ratings yet 0. If, however, you want to wade through the words of the existentialists themsevles and decide for yourself what they’re about, then this anthology presents wonderul material to consider.

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By way of clarification and supplement to my last book Beyond Good and Evil. It seems like a good place to start. Discourses and Selected Writings. There’s a exiztentialism bio on each writer, but not any sort of explanation of the unique terms used by each philosopher, aside from when the philosopher themselves defines them which doesn’t always happen, or at least not clearly I read bawic for a class.