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What would be included in an explanation of Existentialism's meaning?

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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 structure that determines human essence.  The dictum of "existence precedes essence" is of utmost importance here.  The meaning of Existentialism is rooted in the idea that human experience is defined by human experience....

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