by. Gary Cox. · Rating details · ratings · 61 reviews. How to Be an Existentialist is a witty and entertaining book about the philosophy of existentialism. Gary Cox is the author of How to Be an Existentialist ( avg rating, ratings, 61 reviews, published ), How To Be A Philosopher ( avg ratin. How to be an Existentialist by Gary Cox, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.
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In Cox published The God Confusiona controversial book exploring questions concerning the idea and existence of God that is critical of both theism and atheism and advocates agnosticism as the only tenable philosophical position. Overall the book gives a good general overview of the fundamental concepts of existential phenomenology, as well as what it is to live an existentially authentic life and the common pitfalls which keep us from that.
I would recommend this book to anyone who has a basic ability to grasp abstract concepts. This is an excellent book for people that want to draw near to the meaning and implications of Existentialism, and how to apply it in one’s own life.
I’m looking forward to reading eexistentialist of Cox and the various paths his writings will take me. Views Read Edit View history.
My hesitation seemed to be born of the belief that the sky would fall in if I didn’t get the answer right. InCox continued his efforts to popularise philosophy in the UK with the publication of How to Be a Philosopher, or How to Be Almost Certain that Almost Nothing is Certaina beginners’ guide to philosophy written in the same accessible, popular style as How to Be an Existentialist.
We can’t reject the loop-like nature of how individual actions contribute to social effects, which in turn influence individual actions.
In recommended reading, he recommended a few amazing books, followed by like two of his own. Hence, I started studying, reading up, whatever I could get into my hands, to understand more and also impress the PhD-guy at the next discussion round.
Over-simplification and pretentious arrogance are the key-words of this book. The Trumpocalypse “means” we need to be responsible to ourselves, make choices for ourselves, create meaning in a meaningless, heartless world – even as the universe seems to get more chaotic daily.
Other things in this book- I can see myself resisting existtentialist pressure so that I can be free to do what I enjoy.
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We are our future possibilities and our freedom consists in being free towards the future. Now that is something you can work with! I certainly got something out of this as somewhat of a specialist, but I can’t recommend it to anyone looking for a first introduction to existentialism. Edistentialist and try again.
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Why change something that is already as good as it is? I’m clearly not alone in finding such an approach difficult in a culture of least resistance. The author’s speciality is obviously Sartre, and most of the concepts are enunciated from Sartre’s writings on the topic at hand. And I love the sarcastic asides!! There are some unfortunate proponents of the law of individual responsibility, who corrupt the essentially optimistic nature of existentialism.
And I wasn’t really thrilled by it after reading, I must confess. Retrieved from ” https: Jul 20, Jennifer rated it really liked it Shelves: We all must agree that Heidegger was a Nazi and that Nazis are bad.
There are many excellent introductions to existentialism that have been published by such writers as William Barrett, Mary Warnock, Thomas Wartenberg, Thomas Flynn, and John Macquarrie.
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Existentialiat advisor in college was a Phd in political philosophy but really he was a dewey scholar. Great intro to existentialism for anyone who If existentialism requires exsitentialist to take responsibility for all their actions, then let us question Christianity and other faiths, where all responsibility of life seems to rest on the divine beings. This mad lad must be stopped.
By revealing that we are all inescapably free and responsible – ‘condemned to be free’, as Sartre says – the book aims to empower the reader with a sharp sense that we are each the master gayr our own destiny. Knowledge of the philosophy and world-view of existentialism 2. If anyone has tried to navigate Heidegger’s Being and TIme or Sartre’s Being and Nothingness, then he or she is aware of the complicated use of language that I’m talking about.
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H ow to Be an Existentialist is a witty and entertaining book about the philosophy of existentialism. See and discover other items: In references, I shit you not, he fucking referenced his previous works. At the centre of this philosophy is the insistence that, while existentjalist must think, there’s a time when you have to act on what you’ve been thinking about.