This book, first published in 1951, discusses the fundamental concepts which have crystallized around the fatal ‘crisis’. It proceeds by critically examining the theories which, from Kierkegaard to Heidegger, Sartre and their associates, have placed Existentialism in the focus of philosophical thought.
1. What is Existence? 2. Nothingness Astir 3. Estrangement 4. Subjective Truth 5. Gravediggers at Work 6. Condemned to be Free 7. The Crisis of the Drama 8. Illumination through Anguish 9. Beyond Crisis
This set collects together a vital selection of works on Existentialism, including the key Introduction to the New Existentialism by Colin Wilson. Some of the titles were early works written as this new philosophy spread into the English language, while others are more recent examinations.