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Jewish Religion After Theology (Emunot: Jewish Philosophy

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Slave morality sees those as evil and focuses on self-denial. More common manifestations of the demonic are those who have lost themselves in a social identity: He [the person in despair] now acquires a little understanding of life, he learns to copy others, how they manage their lives —and he now proceeds to live the same way. They decided to spend this day in resting and going for a stroll; they had not only deserved such a respite from work, but absolutely needed it.
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The Complete Works of Friedrich Nietzsche: The First

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There are so many things I want to never say, so I wrote them in a book and put it on the internet. In that old video I said that the show can be read as a critique of Western attitudes towards science but it's also a cool illustration of a particular variety of existentialism. On this point the Hegelian theory, in which the Absolute is the development of the implicit “for-itself” towards an explicit “for-itself” seems far more satisfactory. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our user agreement (effective 1/2/2016) and privacy policy (effective 1/2/2016).
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The Poverty of Postmodernism (Social Futures)

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A longitudinal study is a research method which observes a particular population over time. From the middle of the Nineteenth Century through the late Twentieth Century, existentialism informed our politics and art, and still exerts its influence today. Please check with your internet provider for information on possible Internet data usage charges. Next is being-for-itself, which is consciousness. In cinema, postmodern editing techniques, showing the displacement, discontinuity, and temporal perspective of postmodernism, can go hand-in-hand with a purely existential story, thus synthesizing technique and function to give meaning.
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Existentialism is a humanitarian

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His aim of re-introducing Christianity into Christendom was not successful, but many inroads were made. More than a half-century after it burst upon the intellectual scene, Existentialism has continued to exert a profound attraction for individuals driven to re-examine life's most fundamental questions of individual responsibility, morality, and personal freedom. This implies that you cannot be conscious of nothing, every consciousness is consciousness about an object, and therefore, there is always an object of consciousness.
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Auden's O: The Loss of One's Sovereignty in the Making of

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Antiquity was followed by the Middle Ages. Camus also saw humanity as being confronted by a choice between collective suicide and learning a more intelligent use of its technology – “between hell and reason”. Existentialists, by contrast, thought of themselves as fighting nihilism by giving life meaning in spite of its natural meaninglessness. Concretely, what I am constituted “as” is a function of the other's project and not something that I can make myself be.
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Freedom and Karl Jasper's Philosophy

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However much Pietism influenced him, Kierkegaard’s own attitude toward it was ambivalent. Divisive categorizations that separate "false Gnostics" from "authentic Gnostics," especially on the basis of orthodoxies which were never relevant to either Gnosticism or the Gnostics, may have to be discarded in the light of such definitions. Huckabees revolves around two existential detectives, who aim to help people solve their personal existential crises. It tends to distrust abstractions and overgeneralized formulations of "human nature," on the grounds that each of us, in some important sense, makes his or her own nature.
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Irrational man: A study in existential philosophy (Mercury

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The theme of authentic existence is common to many existentialist thinkers. It happens in part because of the wider freedom given to creative impulses from all directions, as I mentioned before. An historical analysis needs to investigate this last, for there is an obvious connection of the Humanistic trend with the spread of prosperity and the dynamics of a resultantly released narcism, as glanced at in the last chapter.
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Existentialism and Rationalism in the Theological Method of

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MacGyver’s indefatigable knowledge and resourcefulness became a running gag on the show. His last work, The Crisis of European Sciences and Transcendental Phenomenology (1936), introduced the concept of Lebenswelt. Emphasizing action, freedom, and decision as fundamental, existentialists oppose themselves to rationalism and positivism. Beauvoir evaluated human lives afresh by showing that we are profoundly gendered beings: she resituated men in relation to women.
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New Ways of Ontology

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Whereas the human is always already restricted by the brute facts of his existence, nevertheless it always aspires to overcome its situation, to choose its freedom and thus to create itself. Although often overlooked due to her relationship with Sartre, [64] de Beauvoir integrated existentialism with other forms of thinking such as feminism, unheard of at the time, resulting in alienation from fellow writers such as Camus.[ citation needed ] Paul Tillich, an important existentialist theologian following Kierkegaard and Karl Barth, applied existentialist concepts to Christian theology, and helped introduce existential theology to the general public.
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Modern movements in European philosophy: Phenomenology,

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Sometimes two or more states have the same national interest. I will return to this question in a moment. Adam (the Hebrew word for man) is now free to determine through his actions the route of things. This old widow, whose strong bony frame had enabled her to survive the worst a long life could offer, by no means recoiled from Gregor. And investigate these many aspects both in their outward forms -- objects, actions, others -- and in their inward forms -- thoughts, images, feelings. 3.
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