Flynn sets the philosophy of existentialism in context, from the early phenomenologists, to its rise in the 40s and 50s, and the connections with National Socialism, Communism, and Feminism. He identifies the original definition of "existentialism", which tends to be obscured by misappropriation, and highlights how the philosophy is still relevant in our world today.
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"more of a summary and less of an introduction!"
it is better to choose another book if you are new to existentialism. but once you have grasped the concepts, this book could serve as a quick reminder of who said what .
I don't like to write a review for a book unless its positive, but I was a little bitter over wasting a credit on this. I am very eager to learn more about the subject of existentialism, but this book is way WAY too academic and snooty sounding. I felt like the author was writing to hear how intelligent he sounds. If you don't mind that, then this may hold a lot of information for you. Me, I couldn't get past the style. It was hard to get through the introduction let alone the major text. Three tries. I gave up and will have to look elsewhere for text/audio on existentialism.
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