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a philosopher who emphasizes freedom of choice and personal responsibility but who regards human existence in a hostile universe as unexplainable

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For existentialists, suffering and death are part of what makes us human and thus must be meaningfully integrated into our lives rather than falsely sought to be eradicated.
The present volume focuses on Kierkegaard's reception by existentialist philosophers.
The chapter presents an existentialist approach to treatment that is aimed at assessing and supporting the patient's inner sense of being, reducing external threats, providing ways to comfort self, and cope with pressures of others.
ISLAMABAD, November 18, 2011 (Frontier Star): Speakers at an International Conference here Thursday highlighted the concept of globalization to examine the existentialist situations of indigenous cultures.
The essence of existentialist thought is that an object is as it is -- its own foundation and justification.
Indeed, if we consider that the historians of Existentialist thought have traced its genealogy to the work of Blaise Pascal in the 17th century, S0ren Kierkegaard and Friedrich Nietzsche in 19th century and Martin Heidegger in the early 20th century, then we can understand that the liberating skepticism intrinsic in this line of thought is not restricted to the work of Sartre, Camus, Marcel and de Beauvoir post-WWII.
Horan said the films take as their guiding principle a statement made by the existentialist writer Sadeq Hedayat, "`In life it is possible to become angelic, human, or animal.
On the other hand, existentialist ethics never executed the normative character which was very common for other philosophical ethics.
When does mindless, yobbish pranksterism become thought-provoking existentialist art?
The insatiable gorge; an existentialist view of opiate addiction and its treatment.
This work collects political essays written over the course of 30 years by French existentialist philosopher Simone de Beauvoir (1908-1986).
Dubuffet emerged as a belated Surrealist, an extended Expressionist, a cave painter (and poet) with a yen for existentialist texture.
Francis Bacon, the crown jewel of British painting, lived through most of the twentieth century, from 1909 to 1992, earning in a good fifty years of activity a reputation as an existentialist on account of his often horrifying diagnoses of reality.
The artist Giacometti, who died in 1966, is closely identified with the existentialist movement, thanks both to his own work - best known of which are thin, wiry figures (distended or beautifully elongated, depending on your point of view) - and his close friendship with Sartre.
Certifying Arendt as an existentialist allows those who would label her to recast her ideas into the language of modernity and thereby abolish the nature that stalks modern theorizing.