Apr 13, The Paperback of the Basic Writings of Existentialism by Gordon Marino at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $ or more!. 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. Dec 18, Edited and with an Introduction by Gordon Marino Basic Writings of Existentialism , unique to the Modern Library, presents the writings of key.

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By way of clarification and supplement to my last book Beyond Good and Evil. 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.

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Read Sartre, Kierkegaard, and Dostoyevsky, if nothing else. How To Read Nietzsche. 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. The Obstacle Is the Way. The literary selections by Unamuno, Dostoevsky, and Ellison make the marinoo worthwhile. In this anthology’s introduction, editor Gordon Marino says that the reader will be “shaking hands” with several prominent figures in the existentialist tradition.

Return to Book Page. The other selections are so abstract that their arguments are incomprehensible. Perhaps Hegel’s inclusion would have shed little light on Kierkegaard, and by extension, perhaps including more writers would have offered little additional clarity overall. Existetnialism, why am I dancing around the real problem? Item s unavailable for purchase. Many of these writings, Kierkegaard’s especially, appear to have been responses to other philosophers that Marino chose to leave out.


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This is a wonderful, albeit mindbending especially in the case of Kierkegaard’s stuff collection. In hindsight, I’m really glad I didn’t try majoring in philosophy. Could’ve done without the literary selections from Dostoevsky, de Unamuno, and Ralph Ellison, but that’s just me. What I do know is that I absolutely loved every page of this book, both because it made me think and because I learned so much about a section of philosophy that has always intrigued me.

Jun 17, Jerome rated it really liked it. Dec 25, Androo rated it liked it. Some of them were hard to understand, but overall, the selection of writings provided a well thought out summary of existentialism.

Why do people believe they are sinners? It’s a good primer or refresher if it’s been a while since you read these writers, but in the end you’ll just want to go buy the original texts and read them in their entirety.

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Kierkagard said that if we were to undermine living with our heart because we are too afraid of mqrino hurt, then the first thing to give up on should be love. Open Preview See a Problem? The Gifts of Imperfection. Plus everything else on top of that. 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 baslc.


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I can’t forget Sartre. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Mar badic, Michael Ledezma rated it liked it. However, I feel that the reader would have had an easier time understanding the basci if they had been presented in a different order. This was my first time reading passages from most of these existentialists. The other stories are excellent, too. 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.

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