❰PDF / Epub❯ ☉ Understanding Existentialism Author Jack Reynolds – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk Understanding Existentialism provides an accessible introduction to existentialism by examining the major themes in the work of Heidegger, Sartre, Merleau Ponty and de Beauvoir Paying particular atten Understanding Existentialism provides an accessible introduction to existentialism by examining the major themes in the work of Heidegger, Sartre, Merleau Ponty and de Beauvoir Paying particular attention to the key texts, Being and Time, Being and Nothingness, Phenomenology of Perception, The Ethics of Ambiguity and The Second Sex, the book explores the shared concerns and the disagreements between these major thinkers The fundamental existential themes examined include freedom death, finitude and mortality phenomenological experiences and moods , such as anguish, angst, nausea, boredom, and fear an emphasis upon authenticity and responsibility as well as the denigration of their opposites inauthenticity and Bad Faith a pessimism concerning the tendency of individuals to become lost in the crowd and even a pessimism about human relations generally and a rejection of any external determination of morality or value Finally, the book assesses the influence of these philosophers on poststructuralism, arguing that existentialism remains an extraordinarily productive school of thought. I picked this up primarily as an epilogue to some ideas proposed by Sartre in his Magnum Opus Being and Nothingness It is self contained and user friendly as a guide to readers interested in Sartre s thoughts as well as to work by Heidegger The style of writing is helpful in so far as concepts are clearly related and expounded into subsidiary arguments Recommended for researchers looking at Existentialism ta This relatively jargon free book provides a succinct elementary reading for those who wants to achieve a good start in learning existentialism The descriptions provided are clear, with nice examples to help its readers grasp the variety of thinkers.
- 200 pages
- Understanding Existentialism
- Jack Reynolds
- 14 January 2017 Jack Reynolds