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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Chi ama i libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori. But this is almost worth owning just for the fact that it contains the entirety of Camus’s The Wriings of Sisyphus.
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Basic Writings of Existentialism by Gordon Daniel Marino
The Will to Power. 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.
Kierkagard said that if we were to undermine living with our heart because we are too afraid of getting hurt, then the first thing to give up on should be love. What I want may not be what you want, so how can you tell me I’m wrong if you’re not me? Your display name should be at least 2 characters long.
Ah, why am I dancing around the real problem? Repetition and Philosophical Crumbs.
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But, I know this will get more of my time eventually. What I do know is that It is very rare to come across a book about philosophy that’s a page-turner. I read it for a class. This anthology brings together into one volume the most influential and commonly taught works of existentialism. 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.
Spirit is the self. I think that some prior knowledge of general philosophy is required to fully appreciate this book. But what is spirit? With this collection of writings, however, this was not the case. I want to read more Sartre and Jugo. A profound adventure awaits those readers ready to immerse themselves in this jewel of a book. I’m no expert on existentialism but I really enjoyed this volume. December 18, Imprint: The Heidegger selection was wholly inadequate as an introduction to his thought.
It’s not an introductory text and does not contain explanatory material, like in a Norton paperback for example; Marino lets the texts speak for themselves, exc This is a wonderful, albeit mindbending especially in the case of Kierkegaard’s stuff collection.
This is especially noticeable with Kierkegaard and Dostoevsky, where I feel this context would have helped in the understanding of the selection. The Art of Always Being Right.
Stay in Touch Sign up. Nietzsche and Sartre were especially difficult. 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. I wouldn’t recommend it to people not heavily interested in philosophy, however. Amazing collection of essential existentialism works.
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. Thus there is no human nature, since there is no God to conceive it.
The literary selections by Unamuno, Dostoevsky, and Ellison make the book worthwhile. Please try again later. We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them.
Basic Writings of Existentialism
Unfortunately, Kierkegaard is never any clearer than that, so for me at least, the argument never moves beyond the baffling abstraction it begins with. Would you like us to take another look at this review? Thus far, he has bogged me down considerably, with his inability to sever his belief in the wholly unprovable supernatural. This is a wonderful, albeit mindbending especially in the case of Kierkegaard’s stuff collection. Could’ve done without the literary selections from Dostoevsky, de Unamuno, and Ralph Ellison, but that’s just me.
Overall, nonetheless, this provides and excellent and thought-provoking anthology of the often grim but always exciting school of existentialism. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. The Will To Believe: From the Trade Paperback edition.
Mar 19, Sarah Fulton rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Many of these writings, Kierkegaard’s especially, appear to have been responses to other philosophers that Marino chose to leave out.
It should be noted that a clear statment about what existentiali 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.
This is a really good introduction to existentialism.