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Understanding Existentialism provides an accessible introduction to existentialism by examining the major themes in the work of Heidegger, Sartre, Merleau-Ponty and de Beauvoir. Paying particular attention to the key texts, Being and Time, Being and Nothingness, Phenomenology of Perception, The Ethics of Ambiguity and The Second Sex, the book explores the shared concerns ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published April 1st 2006 by McGill-Queen's University Press
(first published November 22nd 2005)
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I picked this up primarily as an epilogue to some ideas proposed by Sartre in his Magnum Opus Being and Nothingness. It is self contained and user friendly as a guide to readers interested in Sartre's thoughts as well as to work by Heidegger. The style of writing is helpful in so far as concepts are clearly related and expounded into subsidiary arguments.
Recommended for researchers looking at Existentialism.
This relatively jargon-free book provides a succinct elementary reading for those who wants to achieve a good start in learning existentialism. The descriptions provided are clear, with nice examples to help its readers grasp the variety of thinkers.