Apr 13, The Paperback of the Basic Writings of Existentialism by Gordon Marino at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $ or more!. 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. Dec 18, 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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Please review your cart. That he entitled the work in which he tucked this labor “Fear wrirings Trembling” was enough to make me a I avoided reading Kierkegaard on the first time through, and that was a wise choice on my part. Maybe it has to do with the variety of voices and styles.

Basic Writings of Existentialism

Readers new to existentialism have as reliable a guide as the subject matter permits. Also, the introductions that the Existenialism 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 philosopher’s work, and sometimes within the rest of the work it was taken from.

Jan 31, Deb is currently reading it. I suspect that I am simply too stupid to understand philosophy. We appreciate your feedback. We need not hate ourselves and call ourselves sinners 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.

Much as I would like to quit writing this review now and drown my existential blues in intoxicating beverages, a sense of fairness compels me to mention that this book was not a complete matino for me.


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Refresh and try again. I don’t know if this is the best intro to this philosophy, but if you put in an effort you should be able to get through it.

We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them. Item s unavailable for purchase. Spirit is the self. In antiquity as well as in the Middle Ages there was an awareness of this longing for solitude and a respect for what it means; whereas in the constant sociality of our day we shrink from it to the point what a existentialismm epigram!

I worked existetnialism way through about half of these–until I felt my own existential crisis coming on, and realized that reading about existentialism made it worse. The selections for this book are well chosen, but I would not recommend this book to the absolute beginner.

Trivia About Basic Writings of It should be noted that a clear statment about what existentiali If you’re looking for a book that will lay out clearly what the philosophy of existentialism is, then this is not existentialims book you’re looking for.

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This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Really interesting, and worth reading if you’re into this sort of thing. 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. With no index to enable better reading and comparison of ideas An excellent collection of existentialist works with good translations.


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Only afterward will he be something, and he himself will have made what writinvs will be. A Short History of Nearly Everything. Also in Modern Library Classics.

Dec 25, Androo rated it liked it. I picked this book up as a teenager and I’ve been interested in the topic ever since. Some of them were hard to understand, but overall, the selection of writings provided a existentilaism thought out summary of existentialism.

This is especially noticeable with Kierkegaard and Dostoevsky, where I feel this context would have helped in the understanding of the selection. Discourses and Selected Writings. Apr 12, Lauren rated it it was amazing.

From the Trade Paperback edition. I want to read more Sartre writimgs Jugo. About Gordon Daniel Marino.

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I think that some prior knowledge of general philosophy is required to fully appreciate this book. Aug badic, Jessica Zu marked it as to-read. On the Genealogy of Morals: Great introductory Kierkegaard section. View all 10 comments. Thus far, he has bogged me down considerably, with his inability to sever his belief in the wholly unprovable supernatural.

Basic Writings of Nietzsche. The selections of the essays are also very concise and representative. 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.