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Description - Existentialism for Dummies by Christopher Panza

Have you ever wondered what the phrase ?God is dead? means? You?ll find out in Existentialism For Dummies, a handy guide to Nietzsche, Sartre, and Kierkegaard?s favorite philosophy. See how existentialist ideas have influenced everything from film and literature to world events and discover whether or not existentialism is still relevant today. You?ll find an introduction to existentialism and understand how it fits into the history of philosophy. This insightful guide will expose you to existentialism?s ideas about the absurdity of life and the ways that existentialism guides politics, solidarity, and respect for others. There?s even a section on religious existentialism. You?ll be able to reviewkey existential themes and writings. Find out how to: Trace the influence of existentialism Distinguish each philosopher?s specific ideas Explain what it means to say that ?God is dead? See culture through an existentialist lens Understand the existentialist notion of time, finitude, and death Navigate the absurdity of life Master the art of individuality Complete with lists of the ten greatest existential films, ten great existential aphorisms, and ten common misconceptions about existentialism, Existentialism For Dummies is your one-stop guide to a very influential school of thought.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780470276990
ISBN-10: 0470276991
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 187mm x 20mm)
Pages: 388
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 18-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Christopher Panza

Christopher Panza, PhD, teaches courses on existentialism, ethics, and freewill and has published articles on teaching philosophy. Gregory Gale is an adjunct professor of philosophy.

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