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The Existentialist's Guide to Death, the Universe and Nothingness

Gary Cox (University of Birmingham, UK)

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Bloomsbury
19 October 2017
Philosophy; Phenomenology & Existentialism; Popular philosophy
The Existentialist's Guide to Death, the Universe and Nothingness is an entertaining philosophical guide to life, love, hate, freedom, sex, anxiety, God and death; a guide to everything and nothing. Gary Cox, bestselling author of How to Be an Existentialist and How to Be a Philosopher, takes us on an exciting journey through the central themes of existentialism, a philosophy of the human condition. The Existentialist's Guide fascinates, informs, provokes and inspires as it explores existentialism's uncompromising view of human reality. It leaves the reader with no illusions about how hard it is to live honestly and achieve authenticity. It has, however, a redeeming humour that sets the wisdom of the great existentialist philosophers alongside the wit of great musicians and comedians. A realistic self-help book for anyone interested in personal empowerment, The Existentialist's Guide offers a wealth of profound philosophical insight into life, the universe and everything.
By:   Gary Cox (University of Birmingham UK)
Imprint:   Bloomsbury
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm, 
Weight:   300g
ISBN:   9781350029729
ISBN 10:   1350029726
Pages:   192
Publication Date:   19 October 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Introduction \ 1. Existentialists and Existentialism \ 2. The Universe \ 3. Nothingness \ 4. Consciousness and Lack \ 5. Time \ 6. Freedom and Choice \ 7. Anxiety and Vertigo \ 8. Bad Faith \ 9. Responsibility \ 10. Authenticity \ 11. Children and Childhood \ 12. Other People \ 13. The Body \ 14. Love and Hate \ 15. Sexual Desire \ 16. Marriage \ 17. Emotions \ 18. Contingency and Absurdity \ 19. God \ 20. Death \ Bibliography \ Other Media References \ Further Reading \ Index

Gary Cox has a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Birmingham, UK, where he is also an Honorary Research Fellow. He is author of The Sartre Dictionary (2000), Sartre and Fiction (2009), Sartre: A Guide for the Perplexed (2006), How to Be an Existentialist (2011), How to Be a Philosopher (2014), The God Confusion (2015), Deep Thought, (2015) and Existentialism and Excess: The Life and Times of Jean-Paul Sartre (2016) all published by Bloomsbury.

Reviews for The Existentialist's Guide to Death, the Universe and Nothingness

Here the author of How to Be an Existentialist delivers a crunchier, more technical reading of the views of Sartre, De Beauvoir, Heidegger and others on freedom, contingency, embarrassment, death and sex. Cox leads the reader well through vivid examples... -- The Guardian


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