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Situating Existentialism
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Situating Existentialism: Key Texts in Context

Robert Bernasconi and Jonathan Judaken

Abstract

This book provides a history of the systemization and canonization of existentialism, a quintessentially antisystemic mode of thought. Situating existentialism within the history of ideas, it features new readings on the most influential works in the existential canon, exploring their formative contexts and the cultural dialogues of which they were a part. Emphasizing the multidisciplinary and global nature of existential arguments, the chosen texts relate to philosophy, religion, literature, theater, and culture; and reflect European, Russian, Latin American, African, and American strains of ... More

Keywords: existentialism, existential arguments, transcultural migrations, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Leo Tolstoy, Søren Kierkegaard, Friedrich Nietzsche, Karl Jaspers, Martin Heidegger, human condition

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780231147750
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231147750.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert Bernasconi, editor
Pennsylvania State University

Jonathan Judaken, editor

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