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Second Edition

Edited by Robert C. Solomon

Publication Date - September 2004

ISBN: 9780195174632

400 pages
5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

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Retail Price to Students: $69.99

An exceptional introduction to the richness and diversity of Existentialist thought


Existentialism, 2/e, offers an exceptional and accessible introduction to the richness and diversity of existentialist thought. Retaining the focus of the highly successful first edition, the second edition provides extensive material on the "big four" existentialists--Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Sartre--while also including selections from twenty-four other authors. Giving readers a sense of the variety of existentialist thought around the world, this edition also adds new readings by such figures as Luis Borges, Viktor Frankl, Gabriel Garcia Márquez, Keiji Nishitani, and Rainer Maria Rilke.

Existentialism, 2/e, also features:
* New translations of Kierkegaard, Heidegger, and Buber
* More extensive selections from Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Sartre
* New selections by Hazel E. Barnes, Miguel de Unamuno, Joseph Heller, Philip Roth, and Colin Wilson
* The Grand Inquisitor (from Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov)

Ideal for undergraduate courses in existentialism and Continental philosophy, Existentialism, 2/e, is fascinating reading for anyone interested in the subject.

Previous Publication Date(s)

June 1974

Table of Contents

    *=New to this edition
    Søren Kierkegaard
    From The Present Age
    From The Journals
    The Rotation Method (from Either/Or)
    Is There Such a Thing as a Teleological Suspension of the Ethical? (from Fear and Trembling and The Sickness Unto Death)
    Truth Is Subjectivity (from Concluding Unscientific Postscript)
    On Becoming a Christian
    * From The Concept of Anxiety
    * Concerning the Dedication to "The Individual" (from The Point of View for My Work as An Author)
    * What Do I Want? (from Kierkegaard's letters)
    Ivan Turgenev
    From Fathers and Sons
    Feodor Dostoevsky
    From Notes from Underground
    * The Grand Inquisitor (from The Brothers Karamazov)
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    * From The Gay Science
    From Thus Spoke Zarathustra
    From Beyond Good and Evil
    From On the Genealogy of Morality
    From Twilight of the Idols
    On Truth
    On The Will to Power
    On Eternal Recurrence
    Hermann Hesse
    From Steppenwolf
    Martin Heidegger
    From Being and Time
    The Fundamental Question of Metaphysics (from An Introduction to Metaphysics)
    From Discourse on Thinking
    Rainer Maria Rilke
    * From The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge
    Miguel de Unamuno
    * From The Tragic Sense of Life
    Karl Jaspers
    Existenz (from Philosophy)
    Franz Kafka
    Couriers (from Parables and Paradoxes)
    Before the Law (from The Penal Colony)
    Gabriel Marcel
    What Is a Free Man? (from Man Against Mass Society)
    Albert Camus
    From The Stranger
    From The Myth of Sisyphus
    From The Fall
    From "Albert Camus" by Jean-Paul Sartre
    Jean-Paul Sartre
    From Existentialism Is a Humanism
    From Nausea
    * The Origin of Nothingness (from Being and Nothingness)
    Patterns of Bad Faith (from Being and Nothingness)
    * Freedom and Facticity: The Situation (from Being and Nothingness)
    Being-for-Others (from Being and Nothingness)
    From No Exit
    Freedom and Responsibility (from Being and Nothingness)
    From The Flies
    From The Age of Reason
    From St. Genet: Actor and Martyr
    Marxism and Existentialism (from Search for a Method)
    * Sartre on Angst (from a series of interviews with Jean-Paul Sartre, conducted by Benny Levy)
    Maurice Merleau-Ponty
    From "Merleau-Ponty" by Jean-Paul Sartre
    Prospectus (A Report to the Collége de France)
    Freedom (from The Phenomenology of Perception)
    Simone de Beauvoir
    From The Ethics of Ambiguity
    From The Second Sex
    Hazel E. Barnes
    * Sartre and Feminism: Aside from The Second Sex and All That (from "Sartre and Feminism")
    Martin Buber
    From I and Thou
    Paul Tillich
    From The Courage to Be
    Keiji Nishitani
    * From "What Is Religion?"
    Colin Wilson
    * From Anti-Sartre
    Viktor E. Frankl
    * Man's Search for Meaning
    * Logotherapy
    * Tragic Optimism
    Gabriel Garcia Márquez
    * From Love in the Time of Cholera
    Samuel Beckett
    Act Without Words
    Luis Borges
    * Borges and I (from A Personal Anthology)
    Harold Pinter
    From The Dwarfs
    Joseph Heller
    * From Catch-22
    Philip Roth
    * From The Human Stain
    Arthur Miller
    From Death of a Salesman