Irrational Man

A Study in Existential Philosophy
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Author(s): William Barrett
Original Publish Date: Jul 30, 2019
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Product Number: Z100151612
Released: Jul 30, 2019
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ISBN: #9781515935520
Narrator/s: Paul Boehmer
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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Widely recognized as the finest definition of existentialist philosophy ever written, this book introduced existentialism to America in 1958. Barrett speaks eloquently and directly to concerns of the 1990s: a period when the irrational and the absurd are no better integrated than before and when humankind is in even greater danger of destroying its existence without ever understanding the meaning of its existence. Irrational Man begins by discussing the roots of existentialism in the art and thinking of Augustine, Aquinas, Pascal, Baudelaire, Blake, Dostoevski, Tolstoy, Hemingway, Picasso, Joyce, and Beckett. The heart of the book explains the views of the foremost existentialists-Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Sartre. The result is a marvelously lucid definition of existentialism and a brilliant interpretation of its impact.

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Author(s): William Barrett
Product Number EB00148544
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: #9780307761088

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