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e-Book Existentialism: A Guide for the Perplexed (Guides for the Perplexed) download

e-Book Existentialism: A Guide for the Perplexed (Guides for the Perplexed) download

by Steven Earnshaw

ISBN: 0826485294
ISBN13: 978-0826485298
Language: English
Publisher: Continuum (January 7, 2007)
Pages: 208
Category: Humanities
Subategory: Other

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Guide for the perplexed' my arse. Would be more useful as toilet paper. Existentialism is an enigma in philosophy as well as literature; both realms sometimes appear to disown this strange subject looking for a home

Guide for the perplexed' my arse. Existentialism is an enigma in philosophy as well as literature; both realms sometimes appear to disown this strange subject looking for a home. I have not come across anyone who has given a satisfactory and lucid explanation sufficient to comfort a beginner in his entry to the study of Existentialism. Steven Earnshaw's attempt seemed admirable but his endeavour to bring Existentialism within the realm of literature may have made the subject more perplexing than had he not tried.

This Guide for the Perplexed begins with the question of 'What is Existentialism?' and then moves on to provide a brief analysis of the key thinkers, writers and texts - both philosophical and literary - central to existentialism. Chapters focus particularly on Kierkegaard, Heidegger, Sartre and Camus but also discuss other philosophers and writers such as Nietzsche, Dostoevsky and Kafka. The second section of the Guide introduces key topics associated with existentialist thought; Self, Consciousness, the question of God and Commitment.

This Guide for the Perplexed begins with the question of 'What is Existentialism?' and then moves on to provide a brief analysis of the key thinkers . The only thing this book did was leave me a little more perplexed.

The Guide for the Perplexed (Hebrew: מורה נבוכים, Moreh Nevukhim; Arabic: دلالة الحائرين‎, dalālat al-ḥā’irīn, דלאל̈ת אלחאירין) is one of the three major works of Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon, primarily known either as Maimonides or RaMBaM (Hebrew: רמב&quo.

The Guide for the Perplexed (Hebrew: מורה נבוכים, Moreh Nevukhim; Arabic: دلالة الحائرين‎, dalālat al-ḥā’irīn, דלאל̈ת אלחאירין) is one of the three major works of Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon, primarily known either as Maimonides or RaMBaM (Hebrew: רמב"ם‎). This work seeks to reconcile Aristotelian philosophy with Hebrew Bible theology, by finding rational explanations for many events in the text.

Existentialism is often studied by students with little or no background in philosophy; either as an introduction to the idea of studying philosophy or as part of a literary.

A Guide for the Perplexed is a short book by E. F. Schumacher, published in 1977. The title is a reference to Maimonides's The Guide for the Perplexed. Schumacher himself considered A Guide for the Perplexed to be his most important achievement, although he was better known for his 1973 environmental economics bestseller Small Is Beautiful, which made him a leading figure within the ecology movement

This Guide for the Perplexed begins with the question of 'What is Existentialism?' and then moves on to provide a brief analysis of the key thinkers, writers and texts - both philosophical and literary - central to existentialism.

Existentialism is often studied by students with little or no background in philosophy; either as an introduction to the idea of studying philosophy or as part of a literary course. Although it is often an attractive topic for students interested in thinking about questions of 'self' or 'being', it also requires them to study difficult thinkers and texts. This Guide for the Perplexed begins with the question of 'What is Existentialism?' and then moves on to provide a brief analysis of the key thinkers, writers and texts - both philosophical and literary - central to existentialism. Chapters focus particularly on Kierkegaard, Heidegger, Sartre and Camus but also discuss other philosophers and writers such as Nietzsche, Dostoevsky and Kafka. The second section of the Guide introduces key topics associated with existentialist thought; Self, Consciousness, the question of God and Commitment. Each chapter explains the concepts and debates and provides guidance on reading and analysing the philosophical and literary texts addressed, focusing throughout on clarifying the areas students find most difficult

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Existentialism is an enigma in philosophy as well as literature; both realms sometimes appear to disown this strange subject looking for a home. I have not come across anyone who has given a satisfactory and lucid explanation sufficient to comfort a beginner in his entry to the study of Existentialism. Steven Earnshaw's attempt seemed admirable but his endeavour to bring Existentialism within the realm of literature may have made the subject more perplexing than had he not tried. In this sense, Robert Olson's "An Introduction to Existentialism" is a clearer exposition of the substance and boundaries of Existentialism. Earnshaw's work "Existentialism: A Guide for the Perplexed" divides the book, and by that act, dividing the subject into two parts - the thinkers of Existentialism (such as Sartre, Camus, and Heidegger) and the themes in Existentialism (such as freedom, ethics; being and existence; and phenomenology and consciousness). Each of the chapters were concise and clear, with the exception of the chapter on Heidegger - but that is more Heidegger's fault than Earnshaw's. The most important question ultimately, is whether Existentialism remains relevant today? In this regard, I think Olson has a clearer idea than Earnshaw. In the final analysis, I think Earnshaw's book is an admirable contemporary and up-to-date exposition of Existentialism, but far from being a guide for the perplexed, it is really a book for the initiated. The perplexed should read Olson.

AGAD
Outstanding summary and guide, well explained. In fact, every book in the "Guide for the Perplexed" series is excellent.

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