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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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.

Mar 14, Kyle Brennan rated it really liked it. The more I read, the more it seemed as if these writers couldn’t quite grasp what they were trying to say and, unable to pin their ideas down in concrete language, simply spewed abstract nonsense until they wore themselves out.

How to Be an Existentialist. Also, the introductions that the Editor wrote for each of the authors are good as biographical sketches, but they do a poor job of providing the context of the excerpted selection within the philosopher’s work, and sometimes within the rest of the work it was taken from. But what is spirit? I liked the intros the editor provided, and I wouldn’t have minded reading more from him and hearing his explanation of the importance of each piece.

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Ah, why am I dancing around the real problem? Studies in Contemporary Opinion. This selection provides a good general overview of existentialism and it’s various themes. Perhaps if the editor had included, for example, the works by Hegel that Kierkegaard was responding to, Kierkegaard’s own positions might have been more understandable. Jan 09, Miranda Brist rated it really liked it. Marino has a sharp eye for picking telling passages from often long and complex works.


There’s a brief 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.

The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking. Metaphysics as a Guide to Morals. This is a wonderful, albeit mindbending especially in the case of Kierkegaard’s stuff collection. Heidegger is really difficult to translate. Paperbackpages.

Amazing collection of essential existentialism works. The beginning student will find themselves either overwhelmed by the material or unable to ascertain exactly what makes these writings existential in nature existetialism they haven’t taken a class or privately studied this school of philosophical thought.

It’s a good primer or refresher if it’s been a while pf you read these writers, but in the end you’ll just want to go buy the original texts and read them in their entirety. As I read the book, I felt like a blind man groping for their hands while Marino, in exasperation, screamed, “No, his hand is to your left! Dec 22, Carina is currently reading it Shelves: Writongs no expert on existentialism but I really enjoyed this volume.

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Ratings and Reviews 0 0 star ratings 0 reviews. On the other hand, I know a literature professor who regards Kierkegaard and Nietzsche, confusing as they are, as good writers, while a friend in a political philosophy class condemns Hegel as a man incapable of saying what he means. Discourses and Selected Writings. Jun 22, Ellen rated it liked it. Philosophy Nonfiction Classics History. Why hasic people believe they are sinners? LitFlash The eBooks you want existenfialism the lowest prices.


I was already acquainted with one of my favorite Russian authors, Dostoevsky, and I plan to read Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man, represented in this collection by its prologue, as soon as my library can borrow a copy for me.

Kierkagard said that if we were to undermine living with our existentilaism because we are too afraid of getting hurt, then the first thing to give up on should be love.

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In this anthology’s introduction, editor Gordon Marino says that the reader will be “shaking hands” with several prominent figures in the existentialist tradition. There is a definite gray area in ethics, nothing is black and white.

Sep 05, Ling Xuan rated it it was amazing. I worked my way through about half of these–until I felt my own existential crisis coming on, and realized that reading about existentialism made it worse.

Essays by Ralph Waldo Emerson. Dec 18, Pages Buy. Existebtialism 12, Priscilla Sotelo Klisch rated it really liked it Shelves: Apr 13, Pages. In antiquity as well as in the Middle Ages there was an awareness of this longing for solitude and a respect for what it means; whereas in the constant existentiailsm of our day we shrink from it to the point what a capital epigram! The Art of Always Being Right.