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Introduction to Existentialism: From Kierkegaard to The Seventh Seal

Introduction to Existentialism: From Kierkegaard to The Seventh Seal

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Publisher Continuum Publishing Corporation
Year 19/09/2019
Pages 240
Version paperback
Readership level College/higher education
ISBN 9781441192349
Categories Phenomenology & Existentialism
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This textbook introduces you to existentialist philosophical theory and its cultural influence. The first part of the book offers an introductory overview of the 19th century historical roots of existentialist thought and chapters on all the key players: Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Sartre, de Beauvoir, and Camus. The second part presents a thematic approach, with chapters on Christian and Jewish existentialism, existentialism in America, existential psychology and existentialism in the cinema. Ideal for undergraduate and classroom use, this engaging and accessible textbook includes pedagogical features, such as study questions, chapter summaries, key definitions and further reading.

Introduction to Existentialism: From Kierkegaard to The Seventh Seal

Table of contents

Part I: Historical and Thematic Introduction

Part II: Traditional Existentialism
1. Soren Kierkegaard
2. Friedrich Nietzsche
3. Martin Heidegger
4. Jean-Paul Sartre
5. Simone de Beauvoir
6. Albert Camus

Part III: Varieties of Existentialism
7. Christian Existentialism
8. Jewish Existentialism
9. American Existentialism
10. Existential Psychology
11. Existentialism in the Cinema
12. Conclusion: Why Existentialism Today?

Notes
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