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Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Existentialism: Basic Writings. Feb 07, Trina rated it really liked it. This book really helped me understand existentialism.
Sartre had me stuck, frustrated and intrigued at the same time. I want to dig deeper into his writing. Sep 06, Alex rated it really liked it. As far as textbook-like introductions to philosophy go, I was incredibly impressed. In all truth the introductions were much more help than the specific selections. I would have liked to see more background selections more on Husserl and Hegel for example but otherwise this was a great textbook for an intro to Existentialism course.
This is an excellent primer with excellent selections from key texts of these amazing minds. However, what gives great value to this anthology, it's in the introductions for each section with more in-depth background of the writer's lives and an analysis about the texts and their themes.
Sep 19, Brandt rated it liked it. The importance of the use of this book is contained in the title Existentialism Basic Writings.
The entire point of combining these writings together appears to be to introduce the readers to the basic writings of the most prominent existential philosophers. In this second edition, the editors, Charles Guignon and Derk Pereboom have done an exceptional job of cleaning up some of the confusion of the first edition. By adding important background readings from Hegel 's Phenomenology of Spirit The importance of the use of this book is contained in the title Existentialism Basic Writings.
The editor's also do a remarkable job of explaining what the reader will find in the selected writings. This is of the utmost value to the philosophical reader because it provides an in depth preview to some of the more confusing language that the selected authors use. I personally found the introduction to Nietszche invaluable. This introduction allowed me to approach Nietzche's writing from a completely different perspective.
If you are interested in existential philosophy, then this book is definitely a noteworthy point to start and build from. Dec 16, Nadosia Grey rated it liked it Shelves: philosophy , text-books. An ok textbook but not a proper anthology in my opinion. For the price, it provides a basic outline of major figures of both phenomenology and existentialism and that's it.
It's the bare essentials which is not particularly favorable if you plan to permanently study this philosophy; all you're provided is basic concepts from selected passages which, at best, allow you to write about basic concepts in essays but rarely anything deeper without seeking out further information. Granted, you can expl An ok textbook but not a proper anthology in my opinion.
Granted, you can explore deeper themes but this anthology will not help you. The introductions of each author is useful because they succinctly summarize and explain the concepts explored by the authors. This book is not a long-term investment.
I would rather have a more eclectic anthology that's priced higher than a cheap one with only three authors with selective passages. Anyone would be better off just getting the full works from these authors. Sep 06, K rated it really liked it Shelves: read-for-class , philosophy. This was good for a basic overview of the four mains of existentialism: Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Sartre.
Also included in the second edition are excerpts from Hegel and Husserl in order to better illustrate where existentialism developed from. As someone who struggles with philosophical writings, I found the author's introductions and summaries of the philosophers to be more illuminating and understandable than the actual excerpts from the philosophers' works. The clarity of Guignon This was good for a basic overview of the four mains of existentialism: Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Sartre.
The clarity of Guignon's introductions was much appreciated. May 21, Shahid rated it really liked it. A really insightful book on existentialism if you know nothing about it. This book is more of a springboard towards understandings the topic and to read into it further. One of my favorites. Sep 01, Joe rated it liked it. It's a philosophy text book. It is what it is. Andrew Mantle rated it really liked it Dec 28, Noah rated it really liked it Nov 28, Gawain rated it it was ok Oct 01, Jeffry rated it really liked it Sep 12, Brittany Paletta rated it it was amazing Mar 23, Alex Green rated it it was ok Mar 13, Tim Mayer rated it liked it Apr 20, Mason rated it really liked it Sep 01, Billy rated it really liked it May 22, Afi Oraley rated it it was amazing May 05, Amanda rated it it was amazing Apr 22, Arion rated it it was amazing Mar 26, Polly rated it it was amazing Mar 04, Cody Harrison rated it liked it Jun 17, Ali G.
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