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. Title: basic-writings-of-existentialism-modern-marino-gordon, Author: Mark Elmore, Name: basic-writings-of-existentialism-modern-marino-gordon, Length: 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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Jul 17, Jez Latham rated it really liked it. Nietzsche and Sartre were especially difficult. I am smart enough to understand that life is pointless, but too stupid to understand the solution as presented in books such as this one.

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 loss for me.

About Gordon Daniel Marino. Eight Essential Dialogues Hackett Classics. Apr 24, Monty Circus rated it did not like it Shelves: It’s not like a textbook or anything. The Sickness Unto Death. There is a brief summary of the author and then a short sometimes chapter of writing from one of the existentialist writers.

Plus everything else on top of that. However, the confusing nature of many of the selections may not be entirely the fault of their authors. On the other hand, I know a literature professor who regards Kierkegaard and Nietzsche, confusing as they are, as good writers, while a friend in a political philosophy class condemns Hegel as a man incapable of saying what he means.

The Concept of Anxiety: Looking for More Great Reads? Also in Modern Library Classics. No, your other left! Dec 18, Pages. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. The more I read, the more it seemed as if these writers couldn’t quite grasp what they were trying to say and, unable to pin their ideas down in concrete language, simply spewed abstract nonsense until they wore themselves out.


I read it for a class. Kierkagard said that if we were to undermine living with our heart because we are too afraid of getting hurt, then the first thing to give up on should be love.

UCSC requires this book, but it’s a great thought provoking read. Never will I give up on love.

Basic Writings of Existentialism by Gordon Daniel Marino

We are here now, and what can we do? Thousands of books are eligible, including current and former best sellers. 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 belief that because life has no inherent meaning humans can discover, we must determine meaning for ourselves.

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. A Short History of Wrotings Everything.

Saint Manuel Bueno, Martyr is one of the best stories I’ve ever read and earns the five stars alone, but the rest of the essays and stories are also excellent. Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. This is especially noticeable with Kierkegaard and Dostoevsky, where I feel this context would have helped in the understanding of the selection.

I picked this book up as a teenager and I’ve been interested in the topic ever since. Maybe it has to do with the msrino of voices and styles. Between Man and Man.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. The works are grouped chronologically, giving an excellent view of the evolution of existentalist thought.


It’s for Philosophy class. No trivia or quizzes yet.

We appreciate your feedback. One person found this helpful. From the Trade Paperback edition. This anthology brings together into one volume the most influential and commonly taught works of existentialism. The beginning student existentjalism find themselves either overwhelmed by the material or unable to ascertain exactly what makes these writings existential in nature basicc they haven’t taken a class or privately studied this school of philosophical thought.

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A New History of Western Philosophy. LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. To ask other readers questions existentiaoism Basic Writings of Existentialismplease sign up. What I do know is that I absolutely loved every page of this book, both because it made me think and because I learned so much about a section of philosophy that has always intrigued me.

See all 33 reviews. Modern Library April 13, Language: Lists with This Book. Basic Writings of Existentialism. Their characters’ existential landscapes roll by through the defrosted writingss, and though we are safe in their skilled hands, when we press against the glass during difficult turns, the harshness of their worlds sting our palms. It should be noted that a clear statment about what existentialism is and isn’t can be found in Sartre’s apologist essay “Existentialism,” which is among the material in this volume.

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