Journals Higher Education



Published: 30 September 2004

400 Pages


ISBN: 9780195174632

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This text is published by OUP Higher Education Division


Second Edition

Robert C. Solomon

  • The first edition of Existentialism was for many years the standard text in the field, providing an excellent introduction to existentialist thought
  • While concentrating on the "big four" existentialists - Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Sartre - the book also contains excerpts by a wide range of authors in a concise number of pages
  • This edition contains new translations of Kierkegaard, even more extensive Heidegger and Sartre selections, and a bit more Nietzsche
  • Solomon gives students a sense of the rich variety of existentialist authors around the world, with new readings from figures such as Unamuno, Rilke, Borges, Marquez, Nishitani, and Kindera, and a scene from one particularly existentialist screenplay, Casablanca
  • Other new additions include Hazel Barnes, Colin Wilson, and Dostoevsky's "The Grand Inquisitor" from The Brothers Karamazov

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