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. Title: basic-writings-of-existentialism-modern-marino-gordon, Author: Mark Elmore, Name: basic-writings-of-existentialism-modern-marino-gordon, Length: 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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Also, the introductions that the Editor wrote for each of the authors are good as biographical sketches, but they do a poor job of providing the context of the excerpted selection within the existentialisn work, and sometimes within the rest of the work it was taken from.

What I learned from it mainly was that existentialism reaches beyond the stereotype of “an athiest’s philosophy. Maybe it has to do with the variety of voices and styles. Books by Gordon Daniel Marino. Dec 22, Carina is existentialis, reading it Wrutings Marino’s introductions to each writer, and his introductory overview, are lively and existentialjsm the spirit of the chosen texts. The selections of the essays are also very concise and representative.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Mooney, Professor of Philosophy and Religion, Syracuse University “With superb selections and strongly supportive introductory biographies, this is in my judgment the best existentialism anthology out there.

Beyond Good and Evil. Print edition must be purchased new and sold by Amazon. Want to Read saving…. Great introductory Kierkegaard section. What I want may not be what you want, so how can you tell me I’m wrong if you’re not me?


Jan 31, Deb is currently reading it. December 18, Og East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. But this is almost worth owning just for the fact that it contains the eixstentialism of Camus’s The Myth of Sisyphus.

Be the first to ask a question about Basic Writings of Existentialism. How to write a great review. I wouldn’t recommend it to people not heavily interested in philosophy, however. Jun 22, Ellen rated it liked it.

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This is a existentiialism good introduction to existentialism.

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. It should writing noted that a clear statment about what existentialism is and isn’t can be found in Sartre’s apologist essay “Existentialism,” which is among the material in this volume.

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Basic Writings of Existentialism

The Complete Collection 5 in 1. This anthology brings together into one volume the most influential and commonly taught works of existentialism.

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We are experiencing technical difficulties. A Very Short Lf. Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping. 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.

This selection provides a good general overview of existentialism and it’s various themes. Refresh and try again.

Not only is man what he conceives himself msrino be, but he is also only what he wills himself to be after this thrust toward existence. I liked the intros the editor provided, and I wouldn’t have minded reading more from him and hearing his explanation of the importance of each piece. Heidegger is really difficult to translate. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.


But since it is a crime in our day to have spirit, it is indeed quite in order to classify such people, lovers of solitude, with criminals. However, I feel that the reader would have had an easier time understanding the ideas if they had been presented in a different order.

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However, this edition is highly lacking in any sort of informative content outside of page introductory biographies. My university career started off with the reading of Sartre’s Existentialism. Could’ve done without the literary selections from Dostoevsky, de Unamuno, and Ralph Ellison, but that’s just me. Lists with This Book.

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Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. An excellent collection of existentialist essays from some of badic greats. With no index to enable better reading and comparison of ideas, no insightful commentary, and nothing outside of superficial contexts, this book is more a collection of works than an anthological tool, indicating it was published first and foremost for financial reasons.

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