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Existentialism For Dummies

Published 08-04-2008

Have you ever wondered what the phrase &#8220;God is dead&#8221; means? You&#8217;ll find out in <i>Existentialism For Dummies</i>, a handy guide to Nietzsche, Sartre, and Kierkegaard&#8217;s favorite philosophy. See how existentialist ideas have influenced everything from film and literature to world events and discover whether or not existentialism is still relevant today. <p>You&#8217;ll find an introduction to existentialism and understand how it fits into the history of philosophy. This insightful guide will expose you to existentialism&#8217;s ideas about the absurdity of life and the ways that existentialism guides politics, solidarity, and respect for others. There&#8217;s even a section on religious existentialism. You&#8217;ll be able to reviewkey existential themes and writings. Find out how to:</p> <ul type="disc"> <li>Trace the influence of existentialism</li> <li>Distinguish each philosopher&#8217;s specific ideas</li> <li>Explain what it means to say that &#8220;God is dead&#8221;</li> <li>See culture through an existentialist lens</li> <li>Understand the existentialist notion of time, finitude, and death</li> <li>Navigate the absurdity of life</li> <li>Master the art of individuality</li> </ul> <p>Complete with lists of the ten greatest existential films, ten great existential aphorisms, and ten common misconceptions about existentialism, <i>Existentialism</i> <i>For Dummies</i> is your one-stop guide to a very influential school of thought.</p>

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