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L'exil et Le Royaume Nouvelles

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Janson and Kissick Example: BEUYS, Coyote (I Like America and America Likes Me), 1974. Given the recent (1960s-Present) strands in philosophy I think it is safe to say that the time of Existentialism has waned. She was in a hospital room when it got worse. Do we want to label Camus an existentialist against his will? But in order to arrive at a position of religious faith, which might entail a “teleological suspension of the ethical”, the individual must first embrace the ethical (in the first sense).

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The Moment and Late Writings: Kierkegaard's Writings, Vol.

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The loss of cultural myths can be tied very directly to the postmodern condition. Ce sont des hommes de la trahison et de l'injustice. As Merleau-Ponty suggests, existential philosophy assigns itself the task "not of explaining the world or of discovering its conditions of possibility, but rather of formulating an experience of the world." So long as I am practically engaged, in short, all things appear to have reasons for being, and I, correlatively, experience myself as fully at home in the world.

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Psychogeography (Pocket Essential series)

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He attempted to shake off the identification of Hegelianism with Christianity. Long panning shots of the desolate yet hauntingly beautiful Mars-scape poignantly emphasise Watney’s bleak and lonely situation. Anticipating Freud and Jung, the Symbolists mined mythology and dream imagery for a visual language of the soul. Postmodernism, like modernism, follows most of these same ideas, rejecting boundaries between high and low forms of art, rejecting rigid genre distinctions, emphasizing pastiche, parody, bricolage, irony, and playfulness.

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What is existentialism?: The creed of commitment and action

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It is a deep part of being human and thinking through problems and solutions. Literature of the "postmodernist" period, dating from around the 1980's, tends to be discrete in its subject matter and often highly localized. Roquentin's difficulty in hurling the stone is linked to the mysterious feelings of dread which have begun to attack him. "I can't explain to myself," he writes; "anyhow, it was certain that I was afraid or had some other feeling of that sort.

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Martin Buber and His Critics: An Annotated Bibliography of

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From this fact we understand that existential psychoanalysis does not have to proceed from the fundamental "complex," which is exactly the choice of being, to an abstraction like the libido which would explain it. Kierkegaard draws attention to Christianity’s “inverted dialectic”, which demands that we exercise “double vision”, to see in worldly things their spiritual opposites, such as hope in hopelessness, strength in weakness and prosperity in adversity. But there are also significant differences.

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Decadence of the French Nietzsche

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Bon voyage, friends and fellow philosophers, wherever you may venture this holiday season! Another characteristic feature of the Look is that no Other really needs to have been there: It is quite possible that the creaking floorboard was nothing but the movement of an old house; the Look isn't some kind of mystical telepathic experience of the actual way the other sees one (there may also have been someone there, but he could have not noticed that the person was there). Photograph: Associated Press Existentialists think that what makes humans different from all other beings is the fact that we can choose what to do.

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The complete works of Friedrich Nietzsche

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The family was entirely absorbed in the violin-playing; the lodgers, however, who first of all had stationed themselves, hands in pockets, much too close behind the music stand so that they could all have read the music, which must have bothered his sister, had soon retreated to the window, half-whispering with downbent heads, and stayed there while his father turned an anxious eye on them. Ownership of the Product(s) will only pass to you when we receive full payment of all sums due in respect of the Product(s), including postage and packing charges.

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Much influenced by Freud, they believed that the conscious mind repressed the power of the imagination. This apprehension, to be sure, is entirely constituted by a preontological comprehension of the fundamental project; better yet, in so far as reflection is almost a nonthetic consciousness of itself as reflection, it is this same project, as well as the nonreflective consciousness. It would be a mistake to think that we are in such firm possession of our own mystical tradition that we can devote all our energy to our partners in dialogue, whether they be Jungian psychology, Zen Buddhism or the new cosmologies.

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Selfhood and Authenticity

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He was also at the point in his life wherein he was yet to fully fine-tune his philosophical and literary work. To say that subjectivity is the truth is to highlight a way of being, then, and not a mode of knowing; truth measures the attitude (“passion”) with which I appropriate, or make my own, an “objective uncertainty” (the voice of God) in a “process of highest inwardness.” In contrast to the singularity of this movement, for Kierkegaard, stands the crowd: “the crowd is untruth.” The crowd is, roughly, public opinion in the widest sense—the ideas that a given age takes for granted; the ordinary and accepted way of doing things; the complacent attitude that comes from the conformity necessary for social life—and what condemns it to “untruth” in Kierkegaard's eyes is the way that it insinuates itself into an individual's own sense of who she is, relieving her of the burden of being herself: if everyone is a Christian there is no need for me to “become” one.

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The complete works of Friedrich Nietzsche (Volume 6)

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It is as impossible to exercise freedom in an unreal world as it is to jump while you are falling (ibid., p. 49) At this stage, the Outsider’s defining characteristic is that he can’t accept the surface-level realities of the world, the seemingly rational and ordered world of the ‘bourgeois.’ He ‘sees too deep and too much’ (ibid., p. 25). Much of the thrust of his critique of Hegelianism is that its system of thought is abstracted from the everyday lives of its proponents.

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