Existentialism: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) (Paperback)

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Existentialism: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) (Paperback)

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One of the leading philosophical movements of the twentieth century, existentialism has had more impact on literature and the arts than any other school of thought. Focusing on the leading figures of existentialism, including Sartre, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Kierkegaard, de Beauvoir,
Merleau-Ponty, and Camus, Thomas Flynn offers a concise account of existentialism, explaining the key themes of individuality, free will, and personal responsibility, which marked the movement as a way of life, not just a way of thinking.

Flynn sets the philosophy of existentialism in context, from the early phenomenologists, to its rise in the 40's and 50's, and the connections with National Socialism, Communism, and Feminism. He identifies the original definition of existentialism, which tends to be obscured by misappropriation,
and highlights how the philosophy is still relevant in our world today.
Thomas Flynn is Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Philosophy at Emory University.
Product Details ISBN: 9780192804280
ISBN-10: 0192804286
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: November 6th, 2006
Pages: 160
Language: English
Series: Very Short Introductions