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Existentialism for beginners / by David Cogswell ; illustrations by Joe Lee
Bib ID 8166704
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
Cogswell, David, author
 
Edition 1st edition. 
Description Danbury, CT : For Beginners, [2008] 
©2008 
175 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm. 
ISBN 9781934389218 (trade)
1934389218 (trade)
Series

For beginners documentary comic book.

For beginners

Summary

Existentialism For Beginners is a romp through the history of a philosophical movement that had broad-reaching influence on Western culture, politics and the arts during the period of mid-19th century through the late 20th century, and still exerts influence in the 21st century. Tracing its beginning with close-up views of seminal 19th century writers like Kierkegaard, Dostoevsky and Nietzsche, Existentialism For Beginners follows the trail of existential thought and literature through 20th century German philosophers Jaspers and Heidegger, and finally through to the flowering of the movement in Postwar France brought forth by Jean Paul Sartre, Albert Camus, Simone de Beauvoir and beyond. --From publisher's description.

Full contents
  • Existentialism: What's in a name?
  • Defining terms
  • The dawning of a new awareness
  • From the ruins of religion
  • Philosophy matters
  • In the beginning was (not) the word
  • The origins of existentialism
  • What unites them
  • Hegel: The jumping-off point
  • Schopenhauer: The first dissenter
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-173).

Subjects Existentialism.  |  Existentialism -- History.  |  Philosophers.  |  Existentialists.
Form/genre Nonfiction.
Other authors/contributors Lee, Joe, 1953-, illustrator

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