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Existentialism For Beginners

by David Cogswell & Joe Lee

Existentialism For Beginners is an entertaining romp through the history of a philosophical movement that has had a broad and enduring influence on Western culture. From the middle of the Nineteenth Century...


Provocations: Spiritual Writings of Kierkegaard

by Søren Kierkegaard

Provocations contains a little of everything from Kierkegaard's prodigious output: his famously cantankerous (yet wryly humorous) attacks on what he calls the "mediocre shell" of conventional Christianity, his...


Talent Development, Existential Philosophy and Sport: On Becoming an Elite Athlete

by Kenneth Aggerholm

 'Why don't young athletes in sport just quit?' Starting with this question and drawing on existential philosophy, phenomenology and hermeneutics, Talent Development, Existential Philosophy and Sport seeks...


Sartre Explained: From Bad Faith to Authenticity

by David Detmer

The French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre (1905–1980) was the major representative of the philosophical movement called “existentialism,” and he remains by far the most famous philosopher, worldwide, of the...


Nietzsche Made Simple: Flash

by Roy Jackson & David Weller

The books in this bite-sized new series contain no complicated techniques or tricky materials, making them ideal for the busy, the time-pressured or the merely curious. Nietzsche Made Simple is a short, simple...


Gadamer's Ethics of Play: Hermeneutics and the Other

by Monica Vilhauer

Gadamer's Ethics of Play examines the ethical dimensions of understanding by focusing on the concept of dialogical 'play' in Hans-Georg Gadamer's Truth and Method. The book is accessible to an undergraduate...


The Existentialists: Critical Essays on Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Sartre

by Charles B. Guignon

This volume brings together for the first time some of the most helpful and insightful essays on the four most influential and discussed philosophers in the history of existentialism: Kierkegaard, Nietzsche,...


Cosmos and Psyche: Intimations of a New World View

by Richard Tarnas

From a philosopher whose magisterial history of Western thought was praised by Joseph Campbell and Huston Smith comes a brilliant new book that traces the connection between cosmic cycles and archetypal patterns...


Heidegger's Being and Time: Critical Essays

by Richard Polt, Steven Crowell, Graeme Nicholson & Charles Guignon et al.

Heidegger's Being and Time: Critical Essays provides a variety of recent studies of Heidegger's most important work. Twelve prominent scholars, representing diverse nationalities, generations, and interpretive...


Existentialists and Mystics: Writings on Philosophy and Literature

by Iris Murdoch

Best known as the author of twenty-six novels, Iris Murdoch has also made significant contributions to the fields of ethics and aesthetics. Collected here for the first time in one volume are her most influential...


Encounters with Alphonso Lingis

by Alexander E. Hooke & Wolfgang W. Fuchs

Encounters with Alphonso Lingis is the first extensive study of this American philosopher who is gaining an international reputation to augment his national one. The distinguished contributors to this volume...


Nietzsche's On the Genealogy of Morals: Critical Essays

by Christa Davis Acampora, Babette Babich & Keith Ansell Pearson

In this astonishingly rich volume, experts in ethics, epistemology, philosophy of mind, political theory, aesthetics, history, critical theory, and hermeneutics bring to light the best philosophical scholarship...


Philosophy and Kafka

by Brendan Moran & Carlo Salzani

Philosophy and Kafka is a collection of original essays interrogating the relationship of literature and philosophy. The essays either discuss specific philosophical commentaries on Kafka’s work, consider...


Revolutionary Hope: Essays in Honor of William L. McBride

by Nathan J. Jun & Shane Wahl

Over the course of the last four decades, William Leon McBride has distinguished himself as one of the most esteemed and accomplished philosophers of his generation. This volume—which celebrates the occasion...


Historical Dictionary of Husserl's Philosophy

by John J. Drummond

Edmund Husserl (1859-1938) is widely regarded as the founding figure of the philosophical movement of 'phenomenology.' Husserl's philosophical program was both embraced and rejected by many, but in either case,...


Becoming Nietzsche: Early Reflections on Democritus, Schopenhauer, and Kant

by Paul A. Swift

Becoming Nietzsche is an essential book for understanding Nietzsche's philosophical genealogy from 1866D1868, a phase that is punctuated by the influence of Friedrich Lange and a surprising rejection of Schopenhauer's...


The A to Z of Existentialism

by Stephen Michelman

The A to Z of Existentialism explains the central claims of existentialist philosophy and the contexts in which it developed into one of the most influential intellectual trends of the 20th century. This is...


Paul Ricoeur and the Task of Political Philosophy

by Greg S. Johnson & Dan R. Stiver

This book offers a sustained engagement with the political philosophy of Paul Ricoeur and demonstrates both the significance of the political in his own thinking throughout his career, and how his understanding...


Basic Writings of Existentialism

by Gordon Marino

Edited and with an Introduction by Gordon Marino

Basic Writings of Existentialism, unique to the Modern Library, presents the writings of key nineteenth- and twentieth-century thinkers broadly united by their...


Situating Existentialism: Key Texts in Context

by Jonathan Judaken & Robert Bernasconi

Designed for undergraduate and graduate study, this anthology provides a history of the systemization and canonization of existentialism, a quintessentially antisystemic mode of thought. Situating existentialism...