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Irrational Man by William Barrett
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May 22, 2010

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bookshelves: 2007-reads, manhood
Read in January, 2007

2007 wrote: I find Existential Philosophy empty. After having debated such things for awhile with friends and aquintances, I thought it was time to read up on the main arguemnets. This book was a great overview, in my opinion. I still see these viewpoints as a mute point, and even further find that these philosophies were given to the world by lonely people, not willing or able or trying to break out. These were not schools of thought debated about in an open forum. These were philsophies written down by people holed away to be read by people holed away, alone. Maybe I am too optimistic about the world, maybe i have faith in something that is not there.Though I still don't have a name for it all yet, it is fairly solid. Anyways existential philosphies still intrgue me and this book gave me a better idea of what arguement in full I am up against. Seems like a full study.

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