The Wall: (Intimacy) and Other Stories by Jean-Paul Sartre

By Jean-Paul Sartre

One in all Sartre’s maximum existentialist works of fiction, The Wall includes the one 5 brief tales he ever wrote. Set in the course of the Spanish Civil conflict, the identify tale crystallizes the recognized philosopher’s existentialism.

'The Wall', the lead tale during this assortment, introduces 3 political prisoners at the evening ahead of their execution. in the course of the gaze of an neutral doctor—seemingly there for the men's solace—their psychological descent is charted in beautiful, usually harrowing aspect. and because the morning attracts inexorably nearer, the lads move the mental wall among lifestyles and loss of life, lengthy prior to the 1st shot earrings out. This impressive picture of lifestyles in discomfort is the precise creation to a set of news the place the neurosis of the fashionable international is reflected within the lives of the folks that inhabit it . this can be an unexpurgated version translated from the French by way of Lloyd Alexander.

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Another Phenomenology of Humanity: A Reading of A Dream of by Xunwu Chen

By Xunwu Chen

One other Phenomenology of Humanity: A analyzing of A Dream of crimson Mansions is dedicated to constructing one other model of phenomenology of humanity—human nature, human tendencies and human desires—by taking A Dream of purple Mansions, the crown jewel of chinese language tradition, as its major literary paradigm of representation. The model of phenomenology of humanity at factor is a synthesis of the Confucian, Daoist, Buddhist and Western existentialist phenomenological bills of humanity—for instance, what's humanity, what make people as human, human nature, human emotions, human wishes, 3 center human existential pursuits, and 4 simple difficulties of human lifestyles.

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Nausea by Jean-Paul Sartre

By Jean-Paul Sartre

Nausea (orig. French l. a. Nausée) is an epistolary novel through the existentialist thinker Jean-Paul Sartre, released in 1938 and written whereas he used to be educating on the lycée of Le Havre. it's considered one of Sartre's best-known novels.

The novel matters a dejected historian in a city just like Le Havre, who turns into confident that inanimate items and events encroach on his skill to outline himself, on his highbrow and non secular freedom, evoking within the protagonist a feeling of nausea.

It is greatly certainly one of the canonical works of existentialism. Sartre was once provided (but declined) the Nobel Prize for literature in 1964. They well-known him "for his paintings which, wealthy in rules and choked with the spirit of freedom and the search for fact, has exerted a far-reaching effect on our age." He used to be one of many few humans ever to have declined the award, pertaining to it as simply a functionality of a bourgeois institution.

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Universal Natural History and Theory of the Heavens by Immanuel Kant

By Immanuel Kant

Utilizing Isaac Newton s mathematical rules and legislation of movement and taking on an concept first instructed by way of Emanuel Swedenborg, Immanual Kant, the best thinker of the eighteenth century, in 1755 produced an in depth account of what has become often called the Nebular speculation, nonetheless thought of the main believable cause of the formation of the sun procedure: the constitution of the universe develops from largely dispersed fabrics scattered all through house which, lower than the effect of the forces of charm and repulsion, rotate, flatten, and through the years produce stars and planets. In his account, Kant additionally considers the hoop of Saturn, the formation of moons, and different celestial phenomena (like the axial rotation of the planets and the advance of comets). He additionally shall we his mind's eye run rampant in a desirable exploration of what residing creatures needs to be like on different planets.The volume to which Kant absolutely understood the mathematical complexities thinking about his rationalization has been strongly challenged, yet, for all that, his account is a crucial rfile within the most crucial development of ordinary technology within the eighteenth century, that's, putting clinical bills of typical phenomena on a historic foundation and seeing them because the results of a technique of improvement maintained through mechanical forces (a innovative development which culminates a century later within the paintings of Charles Darwin). during this means, whereas honoring Newton s success, Kant can be issuing a right away problem to it.Kant s paintings additionally deals an enthusiastic protection of the layout argument (that the harmonies within the layout of the sunlight procedure are the simplest actual proof we've got for the life of God), a declare which, sarcastically sufficient, his later philosophy could accomplish that a lot to undermine.

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The Seducer's Diary by Søren Kierkegaard, Howard V. Hong, Edna H. Hong, John Updike

By Søren Kierkegaard, Howard V. Hong, Edna H. Hong, John Updike

"In the colossal literature of affection, The Seducer's Diary is an elaborate curiosity--a feverishly highbrow try to reconstruct an erotic failure as a pedagogic good fortune, a wound masked as a boast," observes John Updike in his foreword to Søren Kierkegaard's narrative. This paintings, a bankruptcy from Kierkegaard's first significant quantity, Either/Or, springs from his courting along with his fiancée, Regine Olsen. Kierkegaard fell in love with the younger lady, ten years his junior, proposed to her, yet then broke off their engagement a yr later. This occasion affected Kierkegaard profoundly. Olsen turned a muse for him, and a flood of volumes resulted. His try to set correct, in writing, what he feels was once a mistake in his dating with Olsen taught him the key of "indirect communication." The Seducer's Diary, then, turns into Kierkegaard's try to painting himself as a scoundrel and therefore make their holiday more uncomplicated for her.

Matters of marriage, the moral as opposed to the cultured, dread, and, more and more, the severities of Christianity are reflected by means of Kierkegaard during this excessive work.

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Historical dictionary of existentialism by Stephen Michelman

By Stephen Michelman

The old Dictionary of Existentialism explains the vital claims of existentialist philosophy and the contexts during which it constructed into the most influential highbrow tendencies of the twentieth century. this is often performed via a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and greater than three hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries supplying transparent, available debts of the lifestyles and considered significant existentialists like Jean-Paul Sartre, Martin Heidegger, Martin Buber, Karl Jaspers, Gabriel Marcel, Simone de Beauvoir, Albert Camus, and Maurice Merleau-Ponty, in addition to thinkers influential to its improvement comparable to Wilhelm Dilthey, Henri Bergson, Edmund Husserl, and Max Scheler. historic Dictionary of Existentialism presents readers an built-in, serious, and historically-sensitive realizing of this crucial philosophical stream.

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Existentialism and alienation in American literature by Sidney Finkelstein

By Sidney Finkelstein

After a dialogue of the philosophical background—Kierkegaard to Heidegger—the writer examines the existentialist idea of Camus and Sartre, as it applies relatively to the challenge of social accountability. With many illuminating comparisons in the realm of global literature, he then proceeds to hint the impact of alienation in American letters given that global warfare I, and its relation to the existentialist resolution. between these mentioned are O’Neill, Fitzgerald, Eliot, Faulkner, Dos Passos, Henry Miller, Styron, Salinger, Albee, Updike, Purdy, Bellow, Mailer and Baldwin. The first of its style, the ebook offers a provocative and considerate feedback of modern American literature.

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Existentialism: A Very Short Introduction by Thomas R. Flynn

By Thomas R. Flynn

One of many best philosophical routine of the 20 th century, existentialism has had extra influence on literature and the humanities than the other institution of suggestion. concentrating on the top figures of existentialism, together with Sartre, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Kierkegaard, de Beauvoir, Merleau-Ponty, and Camus, Thomas Flynn bargains a concise account of existentialism, explaining the major topics of individuality, loose will, and private accountability, which marked the circulate as a life-style, not only a fashion of thinking.

Flynn units the philosophy of existentialism in context, from the early phenomenologists, to its upward thrust within the 40's and 50's, and the connections with nationwide Socialism, Communism, and Feminism. He identifies the unique definition of "existentialism," which has a tendency to be obscured by means of misappropriation, and highlights how the philosophy remains to be suitable in our global at the present time.

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