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Have you ever wondered what the phrase 'God is dead' means? You'll find out in Existentialism For Dummies, a handy guide to Nietzsche, Sartre, and Kierkegaard's favorite philosophy, See how existentialist ideas have influenced everything from film and literature to world events and discover whether or not existentialism is still relevant today,

You'll find an introduction to existentialism and understand how it fits into the history of philosophy, This insightful guide will expose you to existentialism's ideas about the absurdity of life and the ways that existentialism guides politics, solidarity, and respect for others, There's even a section on religious existentialism, You'll be able to reviewkey existential themes and writings, Find out how to:

  • Trace the influence of existentialism
  • Distinguish each philosopher's specific ideas
  • Explain what it means to say that 'God is dead'
  • See culture through an existentialist lens
  • Understand the existentialist notion of time, finitude, and death
  • Navigate the absurdity of life
  • Master the art of individuality

Complete with lists of the ten greatest existential films, ten great existential aphorisms, and ten common misconceptions about existentialism, Existentialism For Dummies is your one-stop guide to a very influential school of thought,



Christopher Panza, PhD, teaches courses on existentialism, ethics, and free will and has published articles on teaching philosophy, Gregory Gale is an adjunct professor of philosophy,

Autorentext
Christopher Panza, PhD, teaches courses on existentialism, ethics, and free will and has published articles on teaching philosophy. Gregory Gale is an adjunct professor of philosophy.

Klappentext

Explore key existential themes and writings

Your friendly guide to finding meaning in a meaningless world

Is God "dead"? If we are alone, how should we act? These are key questions posed by existentialism. This unintimidating guide clearly explains the concepts of this philosophical movement in plain English. You'll meet the thinkers who helped it evolve Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Sartre, Camus and see how existentialist ideas have influenced everything from film and literature to world events.

  • Explanations in plain English
  • "Get in, get out" information
  • Icons and other navigational aids
  • Online cheat sheet
  • Top ten lists
  • A dash of humor and fun


Zusammenfassung
Have you ever wondered what the phrase "God is dead"means? You'll find out in Existentialism For Dummies,a handy guide to Nietzsche, Sartre, and Kierkegaard'sfavorite philosophy. See how existentialist ideas have influencedeverything from film and literature to world events and discoverwhether or not existentialism is still relevant today.You'll find an introduction to existentialism andunderstand how it fits into the history of philosophy. Thisinsightful guide will expose you to existentialism's ideasabout the absurdity of life and the ways that existentialism guidespolitics, solidarity, and respect for others. There's even asection on religious existentialism. You'll be able toreviewkey existential themes and writings. Find out how to:* Trace the influence of existentialism* Distinguish each philosopher's specific ideas* Explain what it means to say that "God isdead"* See culture through an existentialist lens* Understand the existentialist notion of time, finitude, anddeath* Navigate the absurdity of life* Master the art of individualityComplete with lists of the ten greatest existential films, tengreat existential aphorisms, and ten common misconceptions aboutexistentialism, Existentialism For Dummies is yourone-stop guide to a very influential school of thought.

Inhalt
Introduction.Part I: Introducing Existentialism.Chapter 1: What Is Existentialism?Chapter 2: The Big Names of Existentialism.Part II: The Fundamental Problem: God Is Dead.Chapter 3: If God Is Dead, Is Life Meaningless?Chapter 4: Anxiety, Dread, and Angst in an Empty World.Part III: Living a Meaningful Life in a MeaninglessWorld.Chapter 5: The Challenge of Absurdity and Authenticity.Chapter 6: Understanding Our Unique Way of Existing in theWorld.Chapter 7: Not Tonight, Honey: Why We Need More Passion in OurLives.Chapter 8: Sar tre's Existentialism: Learning to Cope withFreedom.Chapter 9: Finding Authenticity: Facing Death, Conscience, andTime.Chapter 10: Kierkegaard: The Task of Being a ReligiousExistentialist.Chapter 11: Niet zsche: Mastering the Art of Individuality.Part IV: The Enduring Impact of Existentialism.Chapter 12: Fear and Loathing in Existential Politics.Chapter 13: Existentialism and Other Schools of PhilosophicalThought.Chapter 14: Doing Psychology the Existential Way.Part V: Part of Tens.Chapter 15: Ten Great Existential Movies.Chapter 16: Ten Great Works of Existential Literature.Index.

Produktinformationen

Titel: Existentialism For Dummies
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EAN: 9780470427293
ISBN: 978-0-470-42729-3
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (pdf)
Herausgeber: For Dummies
Genre: Philosophie: Antike bis Gegenwart
Anzahl Seiten: 388
Veröffentlichung: 29.01.2009
Jahr: 2009
Untertitel: Englisch
Dateigrösse: 3.9 MB