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Existential Literature An Introduction

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ISBN-10: 0534567053

ISBN-13: 9780534567057

Edition: 2001

Authors: Linda E. Patrik

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This anthology with introductions presents the major figures of existentialism, including Dostoyevsky, Sartre, Beauvoir, Kierkegaard, and Nietzsche, through their literary rather than philosophical writings. This approach makes for an anthology that captures students' attention and helps them to understand the philosophers' views. Each selection includes an introduction that provides philosophical background, a section on the basic existential concepts covered in the reading, and insightful study questions.
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Book details

List price: $149.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 7/25/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

Preface
Existentialist Views on the Human Condition
Fyodor Dostoyevsky's "Notes from Underground"
Introduction: The Sickness of Too Much Consciousness
Dostoyevsky's "Notes from Underground: Part I" (Excerpts)
Basic Existentialist Concepts
Subjectivity
Individuality
Questions for Discussion
Jean-Paul Sartre's Nausea
Introduction: Lived Experience
Sartre's Nausea (Excerpts)
Basic Existentialist Concepts
Contingency
For-itself
In-itself
Questions for Discussion
Jean-Paul Sartre's The Flies
Introduction: Existence Precedes Essence
Sartre's The Flies (Excerpts)
Basic Existentialist Concepts
Freedom
Responsibility
Project
Anguish
Questions for Discussion
Albert Camus' The Stranger
Introduction: Existential Estrangement
Camus' The Stranger (Excerpts)
Basic Existentialist Concepts
Alienation
Authenticity
Questions for Discussion
Albert Camus' "The Myth of Sisyphus"
Introduction: The Absurd Hero
Camus' "The Myth of Sisyphus" (Excerpt)
Basic Existentialist Concepts
Absurdity
Questions for Discussion
Simone de Beauvoir's A Very Easy Death
Introduction: Autobiographical Consciousness
Beauvoir's A Very Easy Death (Excerpts)
Basic Existentialist Concepts
Finitude
Lived Body
Questions for Discussion
Existentialist Views on Relations with Others
Jean-Paul Sartre's No Exit
Introduction: Hell Is Other People
Sartre's No Exit (Excerpts)
Basic Existentialist Concepts
Being-with-Others
The Look
Bad Faith
Questions for Discussion
Simone de Beauvoir's "The Woman Destroyed"
Introduction: Critique of Women's Dependency
Beauvoir's "The Woman Destroyed" (Excerpts)
Basic Existentialist Concepts
Woman as Other
Questions for Discussion
Richard Wright's "The Man Who Lived Underground"
Introduction: Black Activism and Existentialism
Wright's "The Man Who Lived Underground"
Basic Existentialist Concepts
Insider-Outsider
Questions for Discussion
Existentialist Views on Religion
Friedrich Nietzsche's Thus Spoke Zarathustra
Introduction: Critique of Morality
Nietzsche's Thus Spoke Zarathustra (Excerpts)
Basic Existentialist Concepts
The Herd
The Superman
Will to Power
Transvaluation of Values
Questions for Discussion
Soren Kierkegaard's Fear and Trembling
Introduction: Critique of Organized Religion
Kierkegaard's Fear and Trembling (Excerpts)
Basic Existentialist Concepts
Despair
Leap of Faith
Teleological Suspension of the Ethical
Questions for Discussion
Fyodor Dostoyevsky's "The Grand Inquisitor"
Introduction: Religious Doubt and Debate
Dostoyevsky's "The Grand Inquisitor" (Excerpts)
Basic Existentialist Concepts
Burden of Freedom
Questions for Discussion
Franz Kafka's "Before the Law"
Introduction: Inscrutability of God's Law
Kafka's "Before the Law"
Basic Existentialist Concepts
Insecurity
Questions for Discussion
Suggestions for Further Reading