1st Edition

Philosophies of Existence
An Introduction to the Basic Thought of Kierkegaard, Heidegger, Jaspers, Marcel, Sartre

ISBN 9780367138288
Published May 8, 2019 by Routledge
136 Pages

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Book Description

This book, first published in 1969, examines the ‘philosophies of existence’ or Existentialism and the field’s leading philosophers. These philosophers, the book argues, wished to distinguish themselves from other philosophies in their structure and approach – and it is that structure that this book takes care to analyse.

Table of Contents

1. Generalities  2. The Traditions Leading to the Philosophies of Existence  3. The Traditions to which the Philosophies of Existence are Opposed  4. General Evolution of the Philosophies of Existence  5. The First Triad: Existence, Being, Transcendence  6. The Second Triad: Possibility and Project, Origin, Now/Situation/Instant  7. The Third Triad: Choice and Freedom, Nothingness and Dread, Authenticity  8. The Unique, the Other, Communication  9. Truth-Subjectivity, Truth-Being, Multiplicity of Truths  10. Paradox, Tension, Ambiguity  11. Comprehensive View  12. The Ultimate Problems of the Philosophies of Existence

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