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Oxford University Press
01 February 2007
Literary studies: from c 1900 -; Philosophy; Phenomenology & Existentialism; Feminism & feminist theory
Existentialism was one of the leading philosophical movements of the twentieth century. Focusing on its seven leading figures, Sartre, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Kierkegaard, de Beauvoir, Merleau-Ponty and Camus, this Very Short Introduction provides a clear account of the key themes of the movement which emphasized individuality, free will, and personal responsibility in the modern world. Drawing in the movement's varied relationships with the arts, humanism, and politics, this book clarifies the philosophy and original meaning of 'existentialism' - which has tended to be obscured by misappropriation. Placing it in its historical context, Thomas Flynn also highlights how existentialism is still relevant to us today. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
By:   Thomas Flynn (Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Philosophy Emory University USA)
Imprint:   Oxford University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 174mm,  Width: 110mm,  Spine: 9mm
Weight:   141g
ISBN:   9780192804280
ISBN 10:   0192804286
Series:   Very Short Introductions
Pages:   160
Publication Date:   01 February 2007
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
1: Philosophy as a Way of Life 2: Becoming an Individual 3: Humanism, For and Against 4: Authenticity 5: A Chastened Individualism? Existentialism and Social Thought 6: What is Living and What is Dead in Existentialist Thought?

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