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Phenomenology and Existentialism
An Introduction

ISBN 9781138978362
Published December 18, 2015 by Routledge
296 Pages

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Book Description

Professor Grossman’s introduction to the revolutionary work of Husserl, Heidegger and Sartre studies the ideas of their predecessors too, explaining in detail Descartes’s conception of the mind, Brentano’s theory of intentionality, and Kierkegaard’s emphasis on dread, while tracing the debate over existence and essence as far back as Aquinas and Aristotle.

For a full understanding of the existentialists and phenomenologists, we must also understand the problems that they were trying to solve. This book, originally published in 1984, presents clearly how the main concerns of phenomenology and existentialism grew out of tradition.

Table of Contents

Preface  Part 1: The Background  1. Descartes: A New Conception of the Mind  2. Brentano: The Thesis of Intentionality  3. Kierkegaard: A Different Conception of Man  Part 2: Edmund Husserl: The Problem of Knowledge  4. The Distinction Between Particulars and Universals  5. Husserl’s Early View on Numbers  6. Husserl’s Distinction Between Essences and Their Instances  7. Husserl’s Distinction Between Individuals and Their Aspects  8. The Phenomenological Method  Part 3: Martin Heidegger: The Meaning of Being  9. Heidegger’s Project  10. Modes of Being  11. The Nature of Existence  Part 4: Jean-Paul Sartre: The Quest for Freedom  12. The Structure of Mind  13. The Origin of Nothingness  14. The Pliancy of the Past

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