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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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An excellent collection of existentialist works with good translations. I’m no expert on existentialism but I really enjoyed this volume. The title should be at least 4 characters long. We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them. This anthology brings together into one volume the most influential and commonly taught works of existentialism.

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Some parts are dense, and some parts uncomfortable Nietzsche and Heiddeger, not exactly the greatest advocates for democracy and egalitarianism. Jun 08, Eric rated it really liked it. Not only is man what he conceives himself to be, but he is also only what he wills himself to be after this thrust toward existence.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Jan 25, Joe is currently reading it. Lists with This Book. This is a wonderful, albeit mindbending especially in the case of Kierkegaard’s stuff collection. The Concept of Anxiety: This anthology brings together into one volume the most Edited and with an Introduction by Gordon Marino 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.


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Apr 13, Pages Buy. The philosophers and writers are presented in chronological order, and I see the reason behind this, as we are able to see how Existentialism develops through time. Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.

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Maybe it has to do with the fact that all the excerpts tried to grapple with the always relevant question about the meaning of life. A profound adventure awaits those readers ready to immerse themselves in this jewel of a book.

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Refresh and try again. With this collection of writings, however, this was not the case. What I learned from it mainly was that existentialism reaches beyond the stereotype of “an athiest’s philosophy.

An Existential Detective Story. I don’t know if this is the best intro to this philosophy, but if you put in an effort you should be able to get through it. The Penguin History of the World. Repetition and Philosophical Crumbs. But this is almost worth owning just for the fact that it contains the entirety of Camus’s The Myth of Sisyphus.

It’s not an introductory text and does not contain explanatory material, like in a Norton paperback for fxistentialism Marino lets the texts speak for themselves, except in places where a foreign language is quoted or a particularly obscure or obsolete idea is brought up.


This selection provides a good general overview of existentialism and it’s various themes.

Perhaps Hegel’s inclusion would have shed little light on Kierkegaard, and by extension, perhaps including more writers would have offered little additional clarity overall.

On Truth and Untruth. Readers new to existentialism have as reliable a guide as the subject existentualism permits. Thus Spoke Zarathustra Mobi Classics. Would you like us to take another look at this review?

I want to read more Sartre and Jugo. However, this edition is highly lacking in any sort of informative content outside of page introductory biographies. These fresh selections lay out the issues, from alienation to reconciliation, from despair to joyful wisdom, that make this world-perspective so compelling.

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How to write a great review. Overall, nonetheless, this provides and excellent and thought-provoking anthology of the often grim but always exciting school of existentialism. That did the trick. Could’ve done without the literary selections from Dostoevsky, de Unamuno, and Ralph Ellison, but that’s just me.

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But, I know this gorddon get more of my time eventually. The review must be at least 50 characters long. That he spends so much time on the teleological nut of Abraham and the almost-sacrifice of Isaac is a great example of one of the greatest wastes of philosophical ink of all time.