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Published: 12 October 2006

160 Pages | 15 halftones


ISBN: 9780192804280

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Existentialism: A Very Short Introduction

Thomas Flynn

Very Short Introductions

  • Thomas Flynn's pithy account of existentialism and the existentialist movement aims right at the core of the philosophy, revealing and explaining the key themes and key thinkers.
  • Sets the philosophy in its political context, explaining its various connections with National Socialism, Communism, and Feminism.
  • Explains the philosophical development of the movement, from the often overlooked early phenomenologists, to its rise in the '40s and '50s, and its relevance to philosophy and our lives today.
  • Few philosophies have had greater impact on literature and the arts than existentialism, with its overarching emphasis on human freedom.