1300 36 33 32

In the same spirit as his most recent book, Living With Nietzsche, and his earlier study In the Spirit of Hegel, Robert Solomon turns to the existential thinkers Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre, in an attempt to get past the academic and political debates and focus on what is truly interesting and valuable about their philosophies. Solomon makes the case that--despite their very different responses to the political questions of their day--Camus and Sartre were both fundamentally moralists, and their philosophies cannot be understood apart from their deep ethical commitments. He focuses on Sartre's early, pre-1950 work, and on Camus's best known novels The Stranger, The Plague, and The Fall. Throughout Solomon makes the important point that their shared interest in phenomenology was much more important than their supposed affiliation with "existentialism." Solomon's reappraisal will be of interest to anyone who is still or ever has been fascinated by these eccentric but monumental figures.

Buy Dark Feelings, Grim Thoughts book by Professor Robert C. Solomon from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780195181579
ISBN-10: 0195181573
Format: Hardback
(242mm x 163mm x 25mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 17-Aug-2006
Country of Publication: United States

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Dark Feelings, Grim Thoughts book by Professor Robert C. Solomon and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Professor Robert C. Solomon

Robert C. Solomon is Quincy Lee Centennial Professor of Business and Philosophy and Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University Texas at Austin. He is past President of the International Society for Research on Emotions. He is well known for his courses on "Existentialism" and has done several video and audio "Superstar Teacher" tapes for the Teaching Company, including No Excuses (on existentialism). He is also the author of In the Spirit of Hegel, A Short History of Philosophy, Spirituality for the Skeptic, Living with Nietzsche and Not Passion's Slave.

Books By Author Professor Robert C. Solomon

Introducing Philosophy by Professor Robert C. Solomon

Introducing Philosophy

Paperback, November 2015
$95.72
True to Our Feelings by Professor Robert C. Solomon

True to Our Feelings

Paperback, April 2008
$20.66
Little Philosophy Book by Professor Robert C. Solomon

The Little Philosophy Book

Paperback, August 2007
$22.46
Spirituality for the Skeptic by Professor Robert C. Solomon

Spirituality for the Skeptic

Paperback, December 2006
$17.96