Basic Writings of Existentialism has ratings and 35 reviews. Sarah said: Kierkagard said that if we were to undermine living with our heart because w. Title: basic-writings-of-existentialism-modern-marino-gordon, Author: Mark Elmore, Name: basic-writings-of-existentialism-modern-marino-gordon, Length: Edited and with an Introduction by Gordon Marino Basic Writings of Existentialism , unique to the Modern Library, presents the writings of key.

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What I do know is that It is very rare to oc across a book about philosophy that’s a page-turner. I particulary enjoyed reading the piece by Miguel de Unamuno y Jugo, an author I wasn’t at all familiar wriitngs before. Unfortunately, Kierkegaard is never any clearer than that, so for me at least, the argument never moves beyond the baffling abstraction it begins with.

A profound adventure awaits those readers ready to immerse themselves in this jewel of a book. That he entitled the work in which he tucked this labor “Fear and Trembling” was enough to make me a I avoided reading Kierkegaard on existentialksm first time through, and that was a wise choice on my part. Amazing collection of essential existentialism works. Sep 05, Ling Xuan rated it it was amazing.


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The more I read, the more it seemed as if these writers od quite grasp what they were trying to say and, unable to pin their ideas down in concrete language, simply spewed abstract nonsense until they wore themselves out.

However, this edition is highly lacking in any sort of informative content outside of page introductory biographies.

The Complete Collection 5 in 1. Also, the introductions that the Editor wrote for each of the authors are good as biographical sketches, but they do a poor job of providing the context of the excerpted selection within the philosopher’s work, and sometimes within the rest of the work it was taken from. Apr 24, Monty Circus rated it did not like it Shelves: Readers new to existentialism have as reliable a guide as the subject matter permits.

I liked the intros the editor provided, and I wouldn’t have minded reading more from him and hearing his explanation of the importance of each piece. Apr 12, Lauren rated it it was amazing.

A Very Short Introduction. I’m no expert on existentialism but I really enjoyed this volume. But, I know this will get more of my time eventually. It’s good to see selections from Simone de Beauvoir and Ralph Ellison, as well. Never will I give up on love.

Set up a giveaway. This text lives up to my expectations as a presentation and learned discussion of the subject matter at hand.


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With this collection of writings, however, this was not the case. See and discover other items: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase.

marinl There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The wary student wanting to gain initial knowledge will want to look elsewhere, and the well-versed philosopher probably already has much of its contents in other books.

Basic Writings of Existentialism by Gordon Daniel Marino

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Ah, why am I dancing around the real problem? The Sickness Unto Death. Quotes from Basic Writings of As for myself, I somehow soldiered on another couple of hundred pages before giving up completely, and as a last ditch attempt at this subject, picked up “Existentialis “Basic Writings” my ass. Man doesn’t choose evil Philosophy Nonfiction Classics History. About Gordon Daniel Marino.