From Rationalism to Existentialism The Existentialists and Their Nineteenth-Century Backgrounds

ISBN-10: 074251241X
ISBN-13: 9780742512412
Edition: 2nd 2001
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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/14/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 364
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English

In this enduring text, renowned philosopher Robert C. Solomon provides students with a detailed introduction to modern existentialism. He reveals how this philosophy not only connects with, but also derives from, the thought of traditional philosophers through the works of Nietzsche, Kierkegaard, Husserl, Heidegger, Sartre, and Merleau-Ponty.

Preface to the 2001 Edition
Preface
Introduction
The Nineteenth-Century Backgrounds: Kant, Hegel, and Existentialism
The Problems of Metaphysics and Morals
The Critique of Pure Reason and the Problem of Metaphysics
Transcendental Arguments
The Copernican Revolution
The Transcendental Ego
The Dialectic
Morality and Metaphysics
Freedom--The First Principle of Practical Reason
God and Immortality
Bibliography
Spirit and Absolute Truth
The Early Theological Writings
The Purpose of Hegel's System
The Phenomenology of Spirit
Knowledge of Things-in-Themselves
Spirit
Consciousness and the Dialectic
Self-consciousness: Master and Slave
Reason
The Logic and Absolute Knowledge
Bibliography
Faith and the Subjective Individual
Kierkegaard's Life as Related to His Thought
Kierkegaard on Christianity
The Attack on Hegelianism
The Meaning of Existence
The Dialectic and the Spheres of Existence
The Aesthetic Sphere
The Ethical Sphere
The Relationship Between the Aesthetic and the Ethical
Becoming a Christian--The Religious Way of Life
Freedom and Subjectivity
Bibliography
Nihilism and the Will to Power
Nietzsche's Writings
The Attack on Systematic Philosophy
Values and Nihilism
Epistemological Nihilism
Moral Nihilism: The "Death of God"
The Nature of Morality
Morality, Reason, and Passion
The Will to Power
Slave Morality and Master Morality
The Ubermensch
Eternal Recurrence
Nietzsche's Place in History
Bibliography
The Twentieth Century: Phenomenology and Existentialism
Edmund Husserl and Phenomenology: The New Way of Philosophy
The Ideal of a 'Presuppositionless' or 'Radical' Philosophy
The Philosophy of Arithmetic, Frege, and Psychologism
Phenomenology and the Foundations of Philosophy
The Object of Phenomenological Investigation
The Natural Standpoint and Its Suspension: the Epoche
Intentionality, Objects, and Acts of Consciousness
The Transcendental Ego and Our Knowledge of Objects: An Unresolved Problem
Bibliography
Being and Being Human
What is Philosophy?
The Problem of Being
The Fallenness from Being
Heidegger, Husserl, and Phenomenology
Dasein as Being-in-the-World
The World as Equipment
Care
Existenz: Possibility and Understanding
Facticity and "Being Tuned"
Average Everydayness: Fallenness and das Man
Authenticity, Inauthenticity, Fallenness, and Angst
Dasein and Temporality: Being-Unto-Death
Heidegger's Ethics
Being and Truth
Logic, Language, and Nothing
Beyond Metaphysics: Godless Theology
Bibliography
Jean-Paul Sartre and French Existentialism
The Phenomenological Pursuit of Being
The Transcendence of the Ego
Consciousness: "Being-for-Itself"
Nothingness
Facticity and Transcendence: Absurdity and Value
Existential Freedom: Action, Intention, and Emotion
Bad Faith
Being-for-Others
My Body
Relations with Other People
"Existentialist Ethics"
Bibliography
Footnotes
Index

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