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This book, published inis one of the most revolutionary rrom original works of world literature. At this point Kierkegaard falls back into Plato’s dichotomy of reason and belief, of mathematics and mere myth, as if, where mathematic certainty is unattainable, we must be satisfied with stories which cannot be questioned.

Existentialism from Dostoevsky to Sartre

And it gets worse: It’s more “hey, isn’t this neat? It may be because he feels that Nietzsche’s philosophizing was in fact quite different from his own that Jaspers in his seventies has come to the conclusion that Kierkegaard was really far greater than Nietzsche.

Of any real openness for another point of view, let alone a Hegelian immersion in it, there is scarcely a trace in Jaspers’ work: The longest selection of Jaspers does a good job of isolating the similarities between Nietsche and Kierkegaard which are beyond their vast diffe You can always rely on Kaufmann for punchy introductions and his vast knowledge to make thematic selections.

In view of this, the question of contents arises much more urgently than in the case of Socrates, or even Kierkegaard who kept experimenting with a wide variety of literary styles. And then kicked around some more. Anyway, Heidegger’s portions are portions I’ll go back to in order to understand Metaphysics better. About one quarter of these essays, articles, stories, and academic papers are able to be read.

If, as it is often done, Nietzsche and Dostoevsky are included in the fold, we must make room for an impassioned anti-Christian and an even more more fanatical Greek-Orthodox Russian Imperialist. He clashed with, and finally endorsed, the Communist Party, and spent much of his later career trying to synthesize existentialist ideas with marxist ones. Sartre is a philosopher in the French tradition which, more often than not, has produced men who stand at the borderline of philosophy and literature: Unlike Kant, Fichte, and Hegel who felt that it was given to them to bring to an end a long and remarkable development, Heidegger claims, as Schelling did, that he is making a new start and that with him a new age is beginning.


View all 14 comments. Sartre’s world is closer to Shakespeare’s. After reading this made Sartre’s articles worse. In its limitation to this one life, Sartre’s image of the human situation differs radically from the Buddhist view in which life follows on life and salvation remains always possible.

As in most of these cases, it would be beside the point to spec-ulate how much space he will receive in future histories of philosophy. The most interesting was Heidegger.

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Oddly, it is widely urged against him that he is in some ways strikingly unacademic, as if academic existentialism were not a contradiction in terms. Edistentialism the book if you want and introduction to existentialism. The best thing that Sartre does is his short fro on Marxism and Existentialism, in which he states that Kierkegaard’s opposition to Hegel is synthesized in Marxism. Moreover, Heidegger’s famous question “Why is there any being at all and not rather nothing? Secondly, his moral censure of Schelling and Freud suggests that he does not approve of Sartre’s “spiritual personality,” and even less of that of the Paris existentialist as the popular image pictures him.

I should have exuded tears like a wet sponge. Portrait of the Antisemite 4. The major problem with the collection is the strange priority given to certain authors in terms of pages given each Rilke, Kafka, and Camus are given short shrift, dostoevs,y if one disputes whether the former authors belong in this collection to begin edistentialism More often even Heidegger employs such phrases as “set out on the way” or “try to reach the point from which the question can one day be asked.

Philosophers in particular were, Nietzsche claimed, too often motivated by the wish to justify the moral prejudices of society. I envy such a man till I am green in the face. I bet you think I am writing all this from affectation, to be witty at the expense of men of action; and what is more, that from ill-bred affectation, I am clanking a sword like my officer. Moreover, Sartre makes a great deal of his debt to Heidegger without acknowledging what he has learnt from Jaspers which would seem to be a great deal.


No, it seems our development and our consciousness must go further to understand all the intricacies of this pleasure. It is an attempt to tell a story and follow a path. Really good overview, and a coherent timeline, of how existentialism developed and how it’s key proponents thought. Originally, he tried to do this by way of an analysis of man’s existence, which was timely, made him fashionable overnight, and gave thousands the impression that Heidegger had brought philosophy down to earth.

Dec 15, Jonfaith rated it liked it. We do not witness a loving fight but the proceedings in a court of law.

There is no volume of stories or plays, of memoirs or dialogues among them. Existentialism from Dostoyevsky to Sartre Meridian S.

One sees this in Marx’s Capital, if one is familiar with it, where Marx describes the dehumanization of the people working. And what if it so happens that a man’s advantage, sometimes, not only may, but even must, consist in his desiring in certain cases what is harmful to himself and not advantageous. All man’s alibis are unacceptable: Sartre is no mere virtuoso: Amazon Dostoevskky Stream millions of songs. V Come, can a man who attempts eostoevsky find enjoyment in the very feeling of his own degradation possibly have a spark of respect for himself?

Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. No, individuality is not re-touched, idealized, or holy; it is zartre and revolting, and yet, for all its misery, the highest good. Here is man, and “one thing is needful”: