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. Edited and with an Introduction by Gordon Marino Basic Writings of Existentialism , unique to the Modern Library, presents the writings of key. Edited and with an Introduction by Gordon Marino Basic Writings of Existentialism , unique to the Modern Library, presents the writings of key nineteenth- and.

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The editor gives a good intro to the topic and then we have an interesting selection from some of the top boys in the field. Sep 11, Maria Pantazopoulou rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jan 25, Joe is currently reading it.

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Mar 14, Kyle Brennan rated it really liked maruno. However, I do feel like if I wasn’t learning the jargon in this book from the class, this book would’ve been much more difficult. Repetition and Philosophical Crumbs. The Gifts of Imperfection. The Penguin History of the World. Also in Modern Library Classics. I actually felt a lot more positive after reading this book, but I guess it’s in the hands of the reader.

Mar 19, Sarah Fulton rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Don’t get me wrong, I love the field and have always been fascinated by it, but it requires a lot of effort more often than not. This is especially noticeable with Kierkegaard and Dostoevsky, where I feel this context would have helped in the understanding of the selection.

The more I read, the more it seemed as if these writers couldn’t 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. But what is the self? Be the first to ask a question about Basic Writings of Existentialism. Thus Spoke Zarathustra Mobi Classics. The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking. Please try again later.


Want to Read saving…. Sep 13, EMM rated it it was amazing. I wouldn’t recommend it basicc people not heavily interested in philosophy, however. Apr 13, Pages Buy. Aug 04, Jessica Zu marked it as to-read. Maybe it has to do with the variety of voices and styles.

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The author’s forwards certainly make the reading process less strengueous by adding necessary socio-political contexts, cultural notes and scholarly take on difficult Heideggerian terms. The self is a relation that relates itself to itself in the relation; the self is not the relation but is the relation’s relating itself to itself. baslc

I suspect that I am simply too stupid to understand philosophy. What I learned from it mainly was that existentialism reaches beyond the stereotype of “an marrino philosophy. Perhaps if the editor had included, for example, the works by Exiatentialism that Kierkegaard was responding to, Kierkegaard’s own positions might have been more understandable.

Although I do not agree with many existentialists’ points of view, it really broadened my horizons on different ways of thinking. From Hellenism to Celan. This is a wonderful, albeit mindbending especially in the case of Kierkegaard’s stuff collection.

Basic Writings of Existentialism

A Philosophy of Boredom. The Poetry of Thought: Jun absic, Eric rated it really liked it. About Basic Writings of Existentialism Edited and with an Introduction by Gordon Marino Basic Writings of Existentialism, unique to the Modern Library, presents the writings of key nineteenth- and twentieth-century thinkers broadly united by their belief that because life has no inherent meaning humans can discover, we must determine meaning for ourselves.


The Existentialist’s Survival Guide. This anthology brings together into one volume the most influential and commonly taught works of existentialism. But what is baslc Some parts are dense, and some parts uncomfortable Nietzsche and Heiddeger, not exactly the greatest advocates for democracy and egalitarianism. I picked this book up as a teenager and I’ve been interested in the topic ever since.

Kierkagard said that if we marini to undermine living with our heart because we are too afraid of getting hurt, then the first thing to give up on should be love.

How To Read Nietzsche. Existsntialism did the trick. It reinforced some of the views I held but then also made more sense. However, I feel that the reader would have had an easier time understanding the ideas if they had been presented in a different order. Each is beautifully told in its own unique way, though the standout is Unamuno’s “Saint Manuel Bueno, Martyr.

Amazing collection of essential existentialism works. Overall rating No ratings yet 0. In this anthology’s introduction, editor Gordon Marino says that the reader will be “shaking hands” with several prominent mrino in the existentialist tradition. I particulary enjoyed reading basuc piece by Miguel de Unamuno y Jugo, an author I wasn’t at all familiar with before. It seems like a good place to start.