existentialist philosophy


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(philosophy) a 20th-century philosophical movement chiefly in Europe

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An exception to this general tendency is the chapter by Ramakant Sinari, which not only covers "Neo-Hinduism" but is itself an example of the Neo Hindu approach, freely drawing from Western existentialist philosophy and Christianity in its presentation of Advaita.
It is worth quoting from Barrett's Irrational Man: A Study in Existentialist Philosophy (Doubleday Anchor, 1958):
This dialectic between self and Other is also located in the relation between Sartre's existentialist philosophy and Levi-Strauss's notion of structure, where Mudimbe has traced the philosophical foundations of the colonial conflict between the "native" (existentialist self) and colonialist (the structure of the Other).
We can identify at least five Marcelian themes clearly present: 1) the theme of fidelity, particularly the attempt to understand the meaning of the experience of fidelity; 2) the relation of fidelity to the existence of God; 3) what it means for an individual to have fidelity to God; 4) the mystery of faith, and the search for the transcendent in human life; and 5) what Marcel calls "the ontological need for being," which is the search for structure and coherence in a troubling world, a theme of existentialist philosophy in general.
Varela later lived in Paris in the 1940s, where she became acquainted with French writers such as Henri Michaux and Andre Breton, as well as with the existentialist philosophy of Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir.
It is the capstone of a career in which the exegete, using the categories of literary and historical criticism, has also been a biblical theologian, at first in the categories of existentialist philosophy and more recently bordering on more epistemological and ontological interests.
Harold Rosenberg invented the expression "action painting" to connect Abstract Expressionism to the then fashionable Existentialist philosophy, but he had no total theory of Modernism to offer.
Its main character, the unnamed Underground Man, became a key figure in the development of existentialist philosophy (see sidebar).
Like Jaan Kross himself, he is above all an adherent of existentialist philosophy.
chooses to illustrate the second mystery with a respectful presentation of the genius and pathos of Nietzsche's struggle with the Divine, culminating in the proclamation of God's death so familiar to anyone possessing even the most superficial acquaintance with the 19th-century roots of existentialist philosophy.
The contributions have been grouped into two sections that, broadly speaking, address the freedom that arises out of human subjectivity in existentialist philosophy and the link between individual subjectivity/freedom and collective responsibility that is inherent in human situatedness.