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Irrational Man: A Study in Existential Philosophy
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Anchor Books
Publication date June 1, 1958
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780385031387
ISBN-10 0385031386
Dimensions 0.75 by 5 by 8 in.
Weight 0.60 lbs.
Original list price $16.00
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: Widely recognized as the finest definition of existentialist philosophy ever written, this book introduced existentialism to America in 1958. Barrett speaks eloquently and directly to concerns of the 1990s: a period when the irrational and the absurd are no better integrated than before and when humankind is in even greater danger of destroying its existence without ever understanding the meaning of its existence.

Irrational Man begins by discussing the roots of existentialism in the art and thinking of Augustine, Aquinas, Pascal, Baudelaire, Blake, Dostoevski, Tolstoy, Hemingway, Picasso, Joyce, and Beckett. The heart of the book explains the views of the foremost existentialists—Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Sartre. The result is a marvelously lucid definition of existentialism and a brilliant interpretation of its impact.

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9780385031387 | details & prices | 5.00 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $16.00
About: Widely recognized as the finest definition of existentialist philosophy ever written, this book introduced existentialism to America in 1958.

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