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. Edited and with an Introduction by Gordon Marino Basic Writings of Existentialism , unique to the Modern Library, presents the writings of key. Edited and with an Introduction by Gordon Marino Basic Writings of Existentialism , unique to the Modern Library, presents the writings of key nineteenth- and.
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The wary student wanting to gain initial knowledge will want to look elsewhere, and the well-versed philosopher probably already has much of its contents in other books. On the whole, the longing for solitude is a sign that there still is spirit in a person and is the measure of what spirit there is. maribo
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Metaphysics as a Guide to Morals. Sep 13, EMM rated it it was amazing. However, I feel that the reader would have had an easier time understanding the ideas if they had been presented in a different order. The Heidegger selection was wholly inadequate as an introduction to his thought.
The self is a relation that relates itself to itself in the relation; the self is not the relation but is the relation’s relating itself to itself.
That he entitled the work in which he tucked this labor “Fear and Trembling” was enough to make me a Exidtentialism avoided reading Kierkegaard on the first time through, and that was a wise choice on my part. Looking for More Great Reads? I actually felt a lot more positive after reading this book, but I guess it’s in the hands of the reader.
The Will To Believe: I was already acquainted with one of my favorite Russian authors, Dostoevsky, and I plan to read Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man, represented in this collection by its prologue, as soon as my library can borrow a copy for me. It should be noted that a clear statment about what existentiali If you’re looking for a book that will lay out clearly what bsic philosophy of existentialism is, then this is not the book you’re looking for.
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. The Writings of William James.
Discourses and Selected Writings. Could’ve done without the literary selections from Dostoevsky, de Unamuno, and Ralph Ellison, but that’s just me. I avoided reading Kierkegaard on the first time through, and that was a wise choice on my part. Jan 09, Miranda Brist rated it really liked it.
Basic Writings of Existentialism by Gordon Daniel Marino
The selections of the essays are also very concise and representative. I wouldn’t recommend it to people not heavily interested in philosophy, however.
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If you’re looking for a book that will lay out clearly what the philosophy of existentialism is, then this is not the book you’re looking for. Don’t get me wrong, I love the field and have always been fascinated by mariho, but it requires a lot of effort more often than not. However, this edition is highly lacking in any sort of informative content outside of page introductory biographies.
Never will I give up on love. I want to read more Sartre and Jugo. The Concept of Anxiety: Mar 09, Tricia rated it really liked it. The Art of Always Being Right. Some of them were hard to understand, but overall, the selection of writings provided a well thought out summary of existentialism.
Jun 22, Ellen rated it liked it. Also, the introductions that the Editor wrote for each of the authors are good as biographical sketches, but they do a poor job of providing the context of the excerpted selection within the philosopher’s work, and sometimes within the rest of the work it was taken from.
I worked my way through about half of these–until I felt my own existential crisis coming on, and realized that reading about existentialism made it worse. That did the trick. Apr 13, Pages. We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them.
Marino has a sharp eye for picking telling passages from often long and complex works. Although I do not agree with many existentialists’ points of view, it really broadened my horizons on different ways of thinking. If reading Kierkegaard and the other philosophers is like wearing fogged over eyeglasses into a blizzard and hoping for the best, reading Unamuno, Dostoevsky and Ellison is like sitting back in the heated passenger seat of a comfortable car, as each storyteller steers through the snow with deftness.
The editor gives a good intro to the topic and then we have an interesting selection from some of the top boys in the field.
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From Hellenism to Celan. Collected Works of C. Please review basjc cart. But what is spirit? The Penguin History of the World. Feb 19, Logan rated it it was amazing.