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Existentialism

The "Theatre of the Absurd" is not so much a formal movement as it is a collective that consists of works by Western dramatists in the 1950s to 1960s that subscribe to the existentialist concept of...

Latest answer posted May 2, 2019 2:25 pm UTC

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Existentialism

Every choice you make sends you in a certain direction. Although we don't stay on one path, each choice adds up to make our current situation. We also make new choices based on experiences. So...

Latest answer posted July 26, 2011 7:25 am UTC

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Existentialism

Existentialism is a philosophy, a theory or point of view about the meaning of things. Like all philosophies, it first states its premise, its assumptions, and then lays out the logical actions for...

Latest answer posted August 13, 2012 9:09 pm UTC

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Existentialism

One of the major themes of twentieth-century existentialism was that western faith in both rationalism and religion was misplaced. After the First World War, which saw millions of young men...

Latest answer posted June 3, 2013 11:32 am UTC

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Existentialism

With few exceptions, an existentialist asserts that an individual is determined from within, not from outside forces which determine or limit his freedom and responsibility. Existentialism posits...

Latest answer posted March 17, 2010 5:27 pm UTC

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Existentialism

This question is in a sense ironic, since many existentialist philosophers would deny that there is much of an inherent purpose in our lives, including our intellectual pursuits. Basically,...

Latest answer posted November 11, 2012 10:57 pm UTC

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Existentialism

The tough part about generating an argument against Existentialism is that any potential critique can be labeled as "bad faith," the Sartrean idea of wanting something to be true even though it is...

Latest answer posted August 11, 2012 5:14 am UTC

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Existentialism

I think that one particular point that can be made in arguing against Existentialism is that it clings to the similar, false sense of reasoning that it claims of other modes of though....

Latest answer posted April 30, 2013 11:13 am UTC

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Existentialism

In true Existentialist fashion, there is not one exact and precise overarching definition of Existentialism's meaning. I believe that part of the meaning of Existentialism is the absence of a...

Latest answer posted November 18, 2012 1:09 am UTC

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Existentialism

Part of the existentialist frame of mind would have to be an avowed understanding of atheism. The existentialist would not admit the presence of as divine power. For the existentialist, admitting...

Latest answer posted November 21, 2012 1:24 pm UTC

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