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 Existentialism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Existentialism can be seen as a philosophical movement that rejects the belief that life has an inherent meaning, but instead requires each individual to posit his or her own subjective values.
Existentialism often is associated with anxiety, dread, awareness of death, and freedom.
Existentialism was parodied in Paul Jennings's theory of resistentialism.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Existentialism   (4685 words)

 Existential Perspectives on Personality
Existentialism is a philosophical perspective which was also expressed in art, literature and other forms of socio-psychological comment.
Existentialism was at its height during the 1930'-1950's in Europe.
Existentialism understands the human to be challenged by the reality of temporary existence, and the view that life has no inherent meaning; meaning had to be constructed.
www.wilderdom.com /personality/L10-1Existential.html   (1393 words)

 Finding an Existential Ethic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Existential philosophy is subject to a single, seemingly debilitating criticism: it comprises a frame of mind rather than a theory.
These foundations of existentialism can be translated into an existential theory of ethics which holds at its center the tenet that all beings must be free in order to posses the essence of being.
Existential awareness leads to a recognition that it is the individual’s duty to accept not only the responsibility of making the decisions, but the burden of living with them once they have been made.
www.mala.bc.ca /www/ipp/philips.htm   (1370 words)

 all things William
The themes that obsess both modern art and existential philosophy are the alienation and strangeness of man in his world; the contradictoriness, feebleness and contingency of human existence; the central and overwhelming reality of time for man who lost his anchorage in the eternal.
Philosophy is at once the most sublime and the most trivial of human pursuits.
The philosophies of one age have become the absurdities of the next, and the foolishness of yesterday has become the wisdom of tomorrow.
allthingswilliam.com /philosophy.html   (1445 words)

 What is existential-phenomenology?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
While Kierkegaard philosophized existentially, which influenced the existentialists of the 20th century, he did not hold to the existential axiom that "existence precedes essence," as Sartre asserted.
Clearly, philosophy was 'not yet a science,' and this made Husserl launch his phenomenology as an attempt to make philosophy also a 'rigorous science.' He was clever enough to avoid the trap of ascribing to philosophy the same scientific character as belongs to the positive sciences.
Philosophy cannot allow physics or any other positive science to dictate its methods, for the simple reason that philosophy is not a positive science.
www.mythosandlogos.com /whatep.html   (7199 words)

 Existentialism (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
And while not all existential philosophers were influenced by phenomenology (for instance Jaspers and Marcel), the philosophical legacy of existentialism is largely tied to the form it took as an existential version of phenomenology.
Existentialism did not develop much in the way of a normative ethics; however, a certain approach to the theory of value and to moral psychology, deriving from the idea of existence as self-making in situation, are distinctive marks of the existentialist tradition.
Because existing is self-making (action), philosophy — including existential philosophy — cannot be understood as a disinterested theorizing about timeless essences but is always already a form of engagement, a diagnosis of the past and a projection of norms appropriate to a different future in light of which the present takes on significance.
plato.stanford.edu /entries/existentialism   (10646 words)

 Existential Primer: Introduction
Husserl and Heidegger were not existential, though they contributed to the development of phenomenology and, therefore, existentialism.
Existentialism, and philosophy in general, is infected with a variety of lexicons, unfortunately.
Existentialism properly defines a broader philosophy, in which life itself is a choice.
www.tameri.com /csw/exist/exist.html   (3440 words)

 Existentialism Philosophy
Tim LeBon defines the topic thusly: “Existential Psychotherapy is a form of psychotherapy which aims at enhancing self-knowledge in the client and allowing them to be the author of their own lives.
The philosophy and poetry and religion of such a mankind are not worth the dust of a puffball.” What he is saying hits to the core of what men do with their lives and how they conform to a crazed notion of prosperity.
The existential conflict in all societies stems from the natural urge of individuals to be free, as the ruling factions seek to limit citizen choices and their inborn drive.
existentialist.blogspot.com   (7226 words)

 Existential Drug Dependence
Existential psychology deals primarily with the phenomenal and emotional state of individuals, with a personĂ­s experience of the quality and meaning of his or her life, and of means and methods of therapeutic intervention, both verbal and nonverbal, which can lead to an enhancement of an individualĂ­s life state.
Within the framework of existential theory, human beings are seen to be motivated primarily to satisfy and sustain basic needs and to fulfill certain aspirations (Maslow 1954).
As a general theory of drug dependence, the existential theory does not deal with special risk populations except to comment that inherent in special subpopulations are the factors that give rise to personality maldevelopment, situational stress pathology, or unusual opportunity (such as availability or peer support), which give rise to abuse.
www.addictionalternatives.com /philosophy/existentialtheory.htm   (1939 words)

 Existential Therpy Homepage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Existential psychotherapy is a powerful approach to therapy which takes seriously the human condition.
In developing an existential approach to therapy, May was also influenced by many of the existential philosophers such as Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, and Heidegger.
While many people are easily intimidated by existential theory, May and Yalom were able to demonstrate that it is accessible and applicable without needing to wade through the often obtuse writings of many existential scholars and practitioners.
www.existential-therapy.com   (525 words)

 SparkNotes: Humanistic: Existential Psychology
Existential psychology is based--reasonably enough- -on existential philosophy.
Existential philosophy grew out of the nineteenth century writings of Soren Kierkegaard and Frederick Nietzsche, and was later elaborated in the "phenomenological" philosophies of Husserl and Heidegger.
In the 1940's, the theories of existentialism were given a name, and an enormous boost in popularity, by Jean- Paul Sartre, Albert Camus, and other European intellectuals who had suffered through World War II and come out on the other side with a philosophy that focused on self-reliance, authenticity, responsibility, and mortality.
www.sparknotes.com /psychology/personality/humanistic/section1.html   (743 words)

A thumbnail definition that is frequently given for existentialism is that it is a philosophy stressing human existence as opposed to movements that submerge man's existence.
In consequence, existentialism raises a mighty protest against collectivism, whether it be in democratic conformism, or marxist collectivism, or a military-industrial complex.
In summary, it is evident that a good definition of existentialism is difficult to produce because existentialism is, by the nature of the movement, against narrow, hard-bound classification.
www.emporia.edu /socsci/philos/chp13.htm   (9088 words)

 Lev Shestov - Kierkegaard and the Existential Philosophy - Conclusion
Lev Shestov - Kierkegaard and the Existential Philosophy - Conclusion
This is the articulus stantis et cadentis of theoretical philosophy, which it has never actually formulated explicite, which it has always been at pains to conceal, but which, as we have seen, has always been implicite present in it and inspired it.
Existential philosophy is the struggle of faith with reason over the possible, or rather, the impossible.
www.angelfire.com /nb/shestov/sk/sk_22.html   (2688 words)

 Existentialism -- Philosophy Books and Online Resources
Existentialism has come to be identified as a critical, reactionary way of thinking, celebrating the individual, freedom, embodiment, and the limits of rationality and systematic theorizing.
This development "from embodiment to incorporation" carries existentialism beyond identification with the mere reactionary and reveals how, while prefiguring postmodernism in important ways, the existential thinkers dealt with here reveal themselves to be reconstructive of the Western tradition.
SPEP is the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, a professional organization devoted to supporting philosophy inspired by Continental European traditions.
www.erraticimpact.com /~20thcentury/html/existentialism.htm   (390 words)

 UO Philosophy:Concentrations:Existentialism
Existential philosophy responds to the crisis of meaning that arises from both the ambiguity of the human condition and from historical and social events that question the significance and efficacy of human knowledge and existence.
The task of existential thought is to locate or create meaning given the ambiguity of human existence.
Existential themes are not limited to a particular epoch, and we often explore them in connection with Jewish philosophy, philosophy of race, and questions concerning war, violence and justice.
philosophy.uoregon.edu /concen/exist.html   (153 words)

 The Impact of Existential Philosophy on Modern Psychology
Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980) may be considered one of the leaders of the existential philosophy movement.
One of existentialism’s key gifts to the contemporary psychologist is perhaps the basic notion that existence precedes essence; thus, a philosophical slap in the face of those who would have the psychologist classify people into neat compartments.
Indeed, this is the Kierkegaardian existential dilemma facing humanity…; the core conflict we all must face – and the root of existential angst.
www.positivehealth.com /permit/Articles/Regular/litt40.htm   (801 words)

 Existential Philosophy of History
They may use heady words like "existential" and "existentialism" in an effort to make the point that for many of the greatest thinkers of all time, the enterprise we call philosophy was not a mere academic pursuit or some arcane branch of science but was the key to right living.
Existential philosophy of history is by no means a mere academic exercise and is not limited to thought.
Therefore, when we undertake to put existential philosophy of history into practice, we find ourselves needing to reflect on the criteria to which we would appeal in trying to ascertain whether a given historical mini-narrative can lay claim to being true.
www.redeemer.on.ca /~tplant/m/MDI.HTM   (3808 words)

 SDSU Philosophy Department
Fundamental Questioning: Philosophy deals with "fundamental questions." It is a careful reflection on the fundamental nature of the world, the grounds for human knowledge, and the rightness or wrongness of human conduct.
Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy: Existentialism has come to be identified as a critical, anti-systematic way of thinking, celebrating the individual character of human existence, freedom, embodiment, and the limits of rationality.
Philosophy also develops skills that are widely transferable to other areas of study and to the professional world outside the university.
philosophy.sdsu.edu   (959 words)

Existentialism is not a philosophy but a label for several widely different revolts against traditional philosophy.
Existentialism is a philosophy that has several tenets, while renewing itself by finding different approaches to the same problems and set of beliefs.
I will now argue that industrial music is also a phenomenon of existential philosophy; in other words, industrial music, like many other forms of art and the academic Humanities in the twentieth century, was influenced by existential philosophy and existentialist attitudes in art and the world.
facweb.stvincent.edu /academics/religiousstu/writings/rodkey1.html   (1848 words)

 Philosophy Forums   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Argumentative philosophy topics which don't fall into any of the other forums.
Currently working in the philosophy of science field, I have heard it suggested that something can indeed be caused, and yet this effect could still n...
Nietzsche's revelation of the priest and theology by Cosmic Consciousness in Philosophy of Religion
forums.philosophyforums.com   (441 words)

 Existential Primer: Home Page
Since the 1950s philosophy has been divided into Analytic schools, focused on language and communication, and the metaphysical approaches of Continental schools.
Continental philosophy might be viewed as a reaction to the analytical, scientific approach to philosophy.
This is not to claim that phenomenology and existentialism are not concerned with groups and social philosophy, but there is a clear belief that the individual can define the self.
www.tameri.com /csw/exist   (663 words)

 Fordham Philosophy
"Kierkegaard and MacIntyre: Complementary Existential Philosophies," to be presented at the Kierkegaard Society Group Session during the Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association (Boston, MA, Dec.27, 1999).
This course was historically oriented and focused on the debate between innatist and empiricist theories of knowledge in the history of philosophy.
David Solomon, Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Center for Ethics and Culture: 574-631-9695.
www.fordham.edu /philosophy/faculty/davenport.htm   (2415 words)

 International Society for Existential Psychology and Psychotherapy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
This is a continually updated selection of general online resources related to phenomenology, humanistic psychology, existential psychology, narrative psychology and psychobiography, philosophical counselling, and transpersonal psychology and somatics.
It brings together innovative, original articles from the wide spectrum of the existential community, ranging from existential-phenomenological psychology and philosophy and existential-humanistic psychology, to constructivist psychology and narrative therapy.
The mission of ISEPP is to advance existential psychology and therapy as one of the major forces within mainstream psychology.
www.existentialpsychology.org /isepp_links.htm   (2545 words)

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Is it possible to think the atheism going beyond the negation of the theism but as the proposal of a new existential horizon that overcome the traditional materialism?
In base of some new methodological and cognitive premises the Real Dualism examine a series of themes of existential character and proposes an atheistic philosophy that answers positively to the questions at the beginning.
Our answer is: yes, the atheism is able to overcome the arid traditional materialism, but it has to reconsider the sphere of feelings and emotions in a new post-materialistic perspective.
digilander.libero.it /ExistentialAtheism   (224 words)

 Guide to Philosophy on the Internet (Suber)
Jump to the sectionsn on philosophy, epistemology, and ethics.
Jointly sponsored by the Philosophy Division of Anglia Polytechnic University and the Department of History and Philosophy of Science of Cambridge University.
Undergraduate philosophy association at the University of Texas, Austin.
www.earlham.edu /~peters/philinks.htm   (2166 words)

 African Philosophy Resources at Erratic Impact's Philosophy Research Base
The intellectual history of the last quarter of this century has been marked by the growing influence of Africana thought--an area of philosophy that focuses on issues raised by the struggle over ideas in African cultures and their hybrid forms in Europe, the Americas, and the Caribbean.
African philosophy is a field in development, and there is not always agreement on what should be included.
The SASGPH aims to enhance the appreciation for and optimally develop Greek Philosophy and the Humanities, by stimulating academic productivity in these fields through product and project marketability, the building of national and international relations, as well as by emphasizing quality in all spheres, be they academic or cultural.
www.erraticimpact.com /~topics/html/african_philosophy.htm   (606 words)

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