existentialist philosopher


Also found in: Dictionary.
  • noun

Synonyms for existentialist philosopher

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

References in periodicals archive ?
The post-World War II existentialist philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre insists that the world is not big enough for both God and man, and so rules out God as one who would infringe on our freedom.
In a small volume, The Question of German Guilt written in the wake of the Nuremburg Trials, the existentialist philosopher Karl Jaspers wrote: "The destruction of any decent, truthful German polity must have its roots also in modes of conduct of the majority of the German population.
DM did not disappoint this week, slotting in a reference to French existentialist philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre whilst reading a restaurant menu.
Soren Aabye Kierkegaard - Proto existentialist philosopher of the 19th century.
This work collects political essays written over the course of 30 years by French existentialist philosopher Simone de Beauvoir (1908-1986).
Paul's Cathedral in London which had been destroyed in the Great Fire; 1843: The Royal College of Surgeons was founded; 1868: The first performance of Wagner's Die Meistersinger took place in Munich; 1876: The first gorilla arrived in Britain; 1905: French existentialist philosopher and writer Jean-Paul Sartre was born; 1937: Wimbledon was televised for the first time; 1948: The first successfully produced microgroove (long playing) records were unveiled by Colombia Records; 1978: The Rice/Webber musical Evita opened at the Prince Edward Theatre, London.
MARCEL is usually characterized as an existentialist philosopher (sometimes as a theistic or a Christian existentialist).
During the Columbus Day speeches at the University of Salamanca, its rector, the existentialist philosopher Miguel de Unamuno, displayed intellectual bravery.
Humiliated, the Colonel ordered the arrest of their Egyptian professor, existentialist philosopher Dr Abdel Rahman Badawi, who had headed the university's philosophy department since 1967.
These seem more the appropriate thoughts of a Camusian or Sartrian existentialist philosopher than of a Christian minister of the "good news" gospel of the New Testament.
This second edition reprints in its entirety the 1987 collection of essays on the surrealist aesthetic by William Earle (1916-1988), the important American existentialist philosopher and surrealist film maker.
Gabriel (philosophy, Madras Christian College, India) presents Soren Kierkegaard as both Christian and existentialist philosopher by focusing on his account of subjectivity.
of Dallas) translate articles on music by existentialist philosopher Gabriel Marcel (1889-1973) from his L'esthetique musicale de Gabriel Marcel, a compilation of articles that appeared in French journals from 1920 to 1965.
Such separation, as the poet refers to the discontinuity between her Self and the Other, recalls the characteristic anguish expressed by Existentialist philosophers.
We don't hear much today about how King was positively influenced by such atheistic, existentialist philosophers as Friedrich Nietzsche and John Paul Sartre.