By Haim Gordon

The region of philosophy outlined as existentialism received prominence after international warfare II. one of the extra well known existentialist philosophers and writers are Friedrich Nietzsche, Soren Kierkegaard, and Fyodor Dostoyevski. rather than focusing upon a selected point of human life, existentialists concentrate on the complete being as she or he exists on this planet. Rebelling opposed to the rationalism proposed via such writers as Descartes and Hegel, existentialists reject the emphasis put on the man or woman as basically a pondering being. Freedom, they counter, is vital to human lifestyles. Correspondingly, human kin and stories cannot be diminished just to considering, because the entire being turns into concerned with the approaches. This dictionary presents, via alphabetically prepared entries, short overviews of the tenets, philosophers, and writers of existentialism.

This reference booklet is meant as a device to supply scholars and students with concise details on specific existentialist thinkers, writers, phrases, and ideas. The alphabetical association, coupled with move references through the textual content, makes the paintings simply available to these having a look up particular details and to these tracing interconnected rules, philosophers, and writers. The bibliography identifies important assets for extra study.

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