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As K points out, there was never a ‘school’, method or anything else, and the philosophers in this selections are widely different.

Existentialism from Dostoevsky to Sartre by Walter Kaufmann

After reading this made Sartre’s articles worse. Clearly not the book pictured in the profile pic for this book. On Free Death 4. He wants an identity, he wants to be something in the manner in which a table is something, or a rock.

Jun 23, Plaidlad rated it it was amazing. The rrom of this question is reminiscent of both Kant and Heidegger; and it is at least questionable whether this tran-scendental mold does not do violence to Sartre’s thoughts. He was a polished and lucid writer, and he penned some solid fiction and drama in addition to his substantial philosophical tomes. And try letting yourself be carried away by your feelings, blindly, without reflection, without a primary cause, repelling consciousness xartre least for a time; hate or love, if only not to sit with your hands folded.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. It is interesting that his conception of the “existential” is developed above all in the Concluding Unscientific Postscript. You look into it, the object flies off into air, your reasons evaporate, the criminal is not to be found, the wrong becomes not a wrong but a phantom, something like the toothache, for which no one is to blame, and consequently there is only the same outlet left again-that is, to beat the wall as hard as you can.

Existentialism is a Humanism TEN: Kierkegaard, of course, was far closer to Luther: Sartre even dismisses Jaspers in print as a professed Catholic, while in fact Jaspers is a Protestant who has developed into a non-denominational proponent of “Biblical religion. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.


exietentialism Apparently he had a major existential streak too, though never having dipped into his poetry I’m afraid I can’t say much about it. What he wished to offer was science, and he frequently lamented the paucity frlm observations in this area, the lack of adequate physiological foundations, and the need for planned research.

Well, such a direct person I regard as the real normal man, as his tender mother nature wished to see him when she graciously brought him into being on the earth. In Dostoevsky’s Russia it was the nove1.

So far, no mention has been made of the religious existentialists, except for Kierkegaard whose influence on Jaspers, Heidegger, and Sartre makes him a key figure of this movement. Sartre’s writings bear the stamp of his experience from the outset.

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My room is a wretched, horrid one in the outskirts of the town. The procedure in understanding texts is a simile for all comprehension of Being. The main concept I retained from his portion was a bit about the difficulty of communication that pairs nicely with Kafka’s exploration of the same theme. It is as if night had fallen ssrtre Heidegger himself is at last ready to translate the dicta of the pre-Socratics. There is no volume of stories or plays, of memoirs or dialogues among them.

But of course that is because I do not respect myself. In Germany Nietzsche’s psychology has been neglected, on the whole, dosttoevsky with his interest in science.

Existentialism from Dostoevsky to Sartre

More specifically, as long as o I enjoyed the concise and clear description of the philosophical perspectives of the Existentialists. When he first received attention, different facets of his thought were noted, and it was only in a defeated Germany after the First World War that Kierkegaard, who had made much of the “existential,” became popular and Nietzsche was seen in a new light.

Dread and Freedom 6. Read it, especially for the introduction, but consider what’s said with a grain of salt and consciousness that the work has aged and current perspectives on some of the authors here are quite changed—Camus and Kierkegaard enjoy greater reputation and status, even when compared to Sartre and Nietzsche; Heidegger, more than Nietzsche, has come to be defined and marked by Nazism, etc.


He was a man in revolt, and even if one quite agrees that a revolt was called for, one may yet regret that he went much too far and that his followers have not seen fit to redress his excesses.

There are some important differences. I can see no reason for calling Dostoevsky an existentialist, but I do think that Part One of Notes from Underground is the best overture for existentialism ever written.

There are several new translations made especially for this sxistentialism. Others The experience of the Other is the experience of another free subject who inhabits the same world as a person does. I used kauf,ann live in this corner before, but now I have settled down in it. Ina little more than twenty years after the publication of Being and Time, he writes: Explore the Home Gift Guide. Dostoevsky, Kierkegaard, and Nietzsche, however, as well as Rilke and Kafka are dead; and except for Nietzsche they were not philosophers in any case.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Romanticism yearns for deliverance from the cross of the Here and Now: I am forty years old now, and you know sxistentialism years is a whole lifetime; you know it is extreme old age. Consider an outstanding exponent of this approach: Several either weren’t philosophers at all in the traditional sense, or else maintained a serious skepticism towards all academic philosophers and codified philosophical systems.

We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. When Gregor Samsa finally accepts his transfigured body and surrenders himself to an insect’s death, he is making a choice—and in a sense, that choice and his reluctance to make it are what the whole story is about.

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