Nietzsche the Thinker

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Would you dump your waste into a creek and let it flow downstream rather than digging and maintaining a latrine? In literature, the word existential refers to a mood, rather than to a specific philosophy. According to Zeami Motokiyo, "the essence of yügen is true beauty and gentleness." It's likely that many people identify easily with existentialism, because in a way it's actually a very obvious philosophy. This story, which is certainly "absurd" and surreal, is one of many modernist literary works that influenced and were influenced by Existentialism is a philosophical movement which claims that individual human beings have full responsibility for creating the meanings of their own lives.
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CAE Practice Tests: Without Answers

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Back in the middle of the 19th Century, Kierkegaard had already worked out its main themes, with variations in the works of Schelling and Marx. He was also known to work after long periods of forced hunger and sleep deprivation, resulting in quasi-hallucinatory images. Mary Baker Eddy claimed the Bible was her "only textbook" and "only authority." He, like many others, rejected the existentialist label, and considered his works to be absurdist. The movement encompassed Symbolism and Neo-Impressionism before ceding to Fauvism around 1905.
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Existentialism 2nd edition by Solomon, Robert C. (2004)

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Lines between realism and idealism are blurred. "Dasein." To manipulate characters of fragility and frailty, to indulge in one�s supremacy, and to pamper one�s self with praise, are preferably what Nietzsche considers to be the intrinsic and admirable traits of the good. Asking ontologically about substantiality cannot lead to the phenomenon that is the world: The second port-of-call is to attach ourselves to those entities with which Dasein for the most part dwells.
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The clarity and order which characterize Bruegel's painting are entirely absent, replaced by a sense of chaos, confusion, and futility of meaning. While Christian existentialists believe in ‘human nature,’ which helps explain man’s actions, atheist existentialists only subscribe to the idea of a shared ‘human reality.’ Human reality is a term borrowed from Heidegger. Politics vary, but each seeks the most individual freedom for people within a society. Consider, for example, Phillips’ alternative characterization: "The situation in the 1990s is complex, and relatively healthy – philosophers are working with a variety of approaches, in a variety of fields, and the discipline is marked by an eclecticism perhaps unrivaled in previous periods" (1994, 4456).
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Existentialism and the modern predicament

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This solipsistic quality Kafka shares with many an existential writer, although existentialist terminology has come to refer to it as "self-realization." It is impossible to give an exhaustive list of the important thinkers who owe an intellectual or existential debt to Kierkegaard. Thus, when I exist as an authentically free being, I assume responsibility for my whole life, for a ‘project’ or a ‘commitment’. In another Carnets entry from the same period (p. 174), Camus linked existentialism to what he saw as the excessive historicism of German thought, and identified his own outlook�rooted in nature�with that of the Greeks: Tout l'effort de la pensée allemande a été de substituer à la notion de nature humaine celle de situation humaine et donc l'histoire à Dieu et la tragédie moderne à l'équilibre ancien.
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The Wisdom of Life

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The following is your synopsis: The kind of boot and material in the boot improvements result CERTAINLY NOT as a consequence of positioning in the cheaper lower leg as well as as a consequence of improvements in shock absorption. Ideas from such thinkers as Dostoevsky, Foucault, Kafka, Nietzsche, Herbert Marcuse, Gilles Deleuze, and Eduard von Hartmann permeate the works of artists such as Chuck Palahniuk, Michael Szymczyk, David Lynch, Crispin Glover, and Charles Bukowski, and one often finds in their works a delicate balance between distastefulness and beauty.
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Environment, Space, Place: (Fall 2010) v. 2, Issue 2

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Perhaps existentialism qua philosophy is better known, as any philosophizing in life or sitcom is often labeled "existential." The Sinks provide an image of bourgeois stature to which Ode Elann, Harry's father, shamelessly aspires. Look up Heidegger and Sartre for examples existentialist philosophers; also Husserl and Hegel as direct influences. One has to be aware of death – because it is precisely the realization of man’s mortality that pushes someone to strive for answers – and one has ultimately to reject death – that is, reject suicide as well as the living death of inertia and inaction.
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The Fabric of Existentialism: Philosophical and Literary

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Truth, if it agreed with an individual's intuition of truth, must be indeed truth. Camus believes that this existence is pointless, but he feels Sisyphus ultimately finds meaning and purpose in his task, simply by continually applying himself to it, which he views as the noble quality of man. The term "existentialism" refers to a literary movement of the mid-twentieth century which ... This, again, invokes the dependency principle and mirrors colonialism.
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Existentialism for and Against

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To judge from the burgeoning new literature and the increased use of the terms "gnosis" and "Gnosticism" in popular publications, the answer would seem to be yes. The term "existentialism" refers to a literary movement of the mid-twentieth century which ... A much smaller group are those people who live in the ethical sphere, who do their best to do the right thing and see past the shallow pleasantries and ideas of society. Just as the point of Sartre's novel, and the cause of Roquentin's nausea, is the contrast between existence and meaning, so too this character's existence is at odds with the faith that readers can traditionally invest in the hidden stream of meaning that holds a plot together.
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Being Given: Toward a Phenomenology of Givenness (Cultural

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For Marcel, such presence implied more than simply being there (as one thing might be in the presence of another thing); it connoted "extravagant" availability, and the willingness to put oneself at the disposal of the other. [39] Marcel contrasted "secondary reflection" with abstract, scientific-technical "primary reflection" which he associated with the activity of the abstract Cartesian ego. The Søren Kierkegaard Statue in Copenhagen.
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