Apr 13, The Paperback of the Basic Writings of Existentialism by Gordon Marino at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $ or more!. 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. Dec 18, 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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Jul 17, Jez Latham rated it really liked it. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. 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.

Dec 18, Pages Buy. I was already acquainted with one of my favorite Russian authors, Dostoevsky, and I plan to read Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man, represented in this collection by its prologue, as soon as my library can borrow a copy for me. Mar 19, Sarah Fulton rated it really liked it Recommends it for: The Poetry of Thought: Overall rating No ratings yet 0.

That exisgentialism spends so much time on the teleological nut of Abraham and the almost-sacrifice of Isaac is a great example of one of the greatest wastes existentiallsm philosophical ink of all time.

Kierkegaard, from “The Sickness unto Death”: I think that some prior knowledge of general philosophy is required to fully appreciate this book. What I do know is that I absolutely loved every page of this book, both because it made me think and because I learned so much about a section of philosophy that has always intrigued me.


I’m no expert on existentialism but I really enjoyed this volume. The other stories are excellent, too. Overall, nonetheless, this provides and excellent and thought-provoking anthology of the often grim but always exciting school of existentialism.

My university career started off with the reading of Sartre’s Existentialism. Inspired by Your Browsing History. Never will I give up on love. By way of clarification and supplement to my last book Beyond Good and Evil. Jun 17, Jerome rated it really liked it. Jan 09, Miranda Brist rated it really liked it. How to write a great review.

I also found myself growing stronger in my own personal beliefs, in that I had to face them and define them for myself. As I read the book, I felt like a blind man groping for their hands while Marino, in exasperation, screamed, “No, his hand is to your left! I read it for a class. Man doesn’t choose evil 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.

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It’s not an introductory text and wrigings not contain explanatory material, like in a Norton paperback for example; Marino lets the texts speak for themselves, except in places where a foreign language is quoted or a particularly obscure or obsolete idea is brought up.

Essays by Ralph Waldo Emerson. 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. Each is beautifully told in its own unique way, though the standout is Unamuno’s “Saint Manuel Bueno, Martyr.

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The Existentialist’s Survival Guide. With no index to enable better reading and comparison of ideas An excellent collection of existentialist works with good translations. 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.

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I worked my way through about half of these–until I felt my own existential crisis coming on, and realized that reading about existentialism made it worse. But what is spirit? Philosophy Nonfiction Classics History Category: But what is the self? Ratings and Reviews 0 0 star ratings 0 reviews. Many of these writings, Kierkegaard’s especially, appear to have been responses to other philosophers that Marino chose to leave out.

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Philosophy Nonfiction Classics History. We need not hate ourselves and call ourselves sinners But, I know this will get more of my time eventually. There are existentislism discussion topics on this book yet.