Existentialism: A Reconstruction

Cooper, David E.

Published by Blackwell Publishers, 1990
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Synopsis: Utilizing recently published primary sources, David Cooper aims to provide an account of the mainstream movement of philosophical thought, reconstructed from the writings of Heidegger, Sartre, Merleau-Ponty and others. Existentialism is viewed as the attempt to overcome various forms of alienation: from the world, one another and oneself. The early chapters describe the existential phenomenolgy, on the basis of which the dualisms of Cartesian metaphysics are "dissolved". Discussions of the self and of others, and of Angst and absurdity, lead into chapters on existential freedom and the prospects for an existentialist ethic. Writers discussed include Husserl, Jaspers, Buber, Marcel and Ortega. The book is intended to be useful for courses in both "analytic" and "continental" philosophy.

Book Description: First published in 1990, Existentialism is widely regarded as a classic introductory survey of the topic, and has helped to renew interest in existentialist philosophy. Utilizing recently published primary sources, David E. Cooper provides a sy.

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Title: Existentialism: A Reconstruction
Publisher: Blackwell Publishers
Publication Date: 1990
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