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Explore key existential themes and writings
Your friendly guide to finding meaning in a meaninglessworld
Is God "dead"? If we are alone, how should we act? These are keyquestions posed by existentialism. This unintimidating guideclearly explains the concepts of this philosophical movement inplain English. You'll meet the thinkers who helped it evolve— Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Sartre, Camus — and see howexistentialist ideas have influenced everything from film andliterature to world events.
The birth of existentialism
What "God is dead" means
Why it's crucial to live authentically
An existentialist critique of culture today
The movement's impact on philosophy and psychology
About the Author
Christopher Panza, PhD,
is an associate professor of philosophy at Drury University in Springfield, MO. He teaches courses on existentialism, ethics, and freewill, has published articles on teaching philosophy and is an avid weekend baker. Gregory Gale, MA,
is an adjunct professor of philosophy in Las Vegas.