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Title The Cambridge companion to existentialism / edited by Steven Crowell, Rice University.
Published New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
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Description xii, 412 pages ; 24 cm.
Content Type text
Format volume
Series Cambridge companions to philosophy
Cambridge companions to philosophy.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 383-406) and index.
Contents Existentialism and its legacy / Steven Crowell -- Existentialism as a philosophical movement / David E. Cooper -- Existentialism as a cultural movement / William McBride -- Kierkegaard's single individual and the point of indirect communication / Alastair Hannay -- 'What a monster then is man": Pascal and Kierkegaard on being a contradictory self and what to do about it / Hubert L. Dreyfus -- Nietzsche: after the death of God / Richard Schacht -- Nietzsche: selfhood, creativity, and philosophy / Lawrence J. Hatab -- Heidegger: the existential analytic of Dasein / William Blattner -- The antinomy of being: Heidegger's critique of humanism / Karsten Harries -- Sartre's existentialism and the nature of consciousness / Steven Crowell -- Political existentialism: the career of Sartre's political thought / Thomas R. Flynn -- Simone de Beauvoir's existentialism: freedom and ambiguity in the human world / Kristana Arp -- Merleau-Ponty on body, flesh, and visibility / Taylor Carman -- Existentialism as literature / Jeff Malpas -- Existentialism and religion / Merold Westphal -- Racism is a system: how existentialism became dialectical in Fanon and Sartre / Robert Bernasconi -- Existential phenomenology, psychiatric illness, and the death of possibilities / Matthew Ratcliffe and Matthew Broome.
Summary "Existentialism exerts a continuing fascination on students of philosophy and general readers. As a philosophical phenomenon, though, it is often poorly understood, as a form of radical subjectivism that turns its back on reason and argumentation and possesses all the liabilities of philosophical idealism but without any idealistic conceptual clarity. In this volume of original essays, the first to be devoted exclusively to existentialism in over forty years, a team of distinguished commentators discuss the ideas of Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Sartre, Merleau-Ponty and Beauvoir and show how their focus on existence provides a compelling perspective on contemporary issues in moral psychology and philosophy of mind, language and history. A further sequence of chapters examines the influence of existential ideas beyond philosophy, in literature, religion, politics and psychiatry. The volume offers a rich and comprehensive assessment of the continuing vitality of existentialism as a philosophical movement and a cultural phenomenon"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Existentialism.
Related Names Crowell, Steven Galt, editor of compilation.
ISBN 0521513340 (hardback)
9780521513340 (hardback)
9780521732789 (paperback)
0521732786 (paperback)
OCLC number 760176368