Existentialism: An Introduction by Kevin Aho

By Kevin Aho

Existentialism: An Introduction presents an obtainable and scholarly advent to the center rules of the existentialist culture. Kevin Aho attracts on quite a lot of existentialist thinkers in chapters centering at the key topics of freedom, being-in-the-world, alienation, nihilism, nervousness and authenticity. He additionally addresses vital yet usually missed matters within the canon of existentialism, with discussions dedicated to the position of embodiment, the movement’s contribution to ethics, politics, and environmental and comparative philosophies, in addition to its impression on modern psychiatry and psychotherapy. the long-lasting relevance of existentialism is proven through utilizing existentialist principles to modern philosophical discussions of curiosity to a large viewers. The booklet covers secular thinkers resembling Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, Nietzsche, Sartre, Camus, and Beauvoir in addition to non secular authors, reminiscent of Buber, Dostoevsky, Marcel, and Kierkegaard.

during this enticing and obtainable textual content Aho exhibits why existentialism can't be simply pushed aside as a moribund or outmoded move. within the aftermath of 'God’s death', existentialist philosophy engages questions with lasting philosophical importance, questions resembling 'Who am I?' and 'How may still I live?' via exhibiting how existentialism deals perception into what it capacity to be human, the writer illuminates existentialism’s enduring value.

Existentialism: An Introduction offers the appropriate creation for top point scholars and a person attracted to figuring out extra approximately probably the most shiny and critical parts of philosophy today.

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