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Explore key existential themes and writings
Your friendly guide to finding meaning in a meaningless world
Is God "dead"? If we are alone, how should we act? These are key questions posed by existentialism. This unintimidating guide clearly explains the concepts of this philosophical movement in plain English. You'll meet the thinkers who helped it evolve — Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Sartre, Camus — and see how existentialist ideas have influenced everything from film and literature 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.