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- n. A person who adheres to the philosophy of existentialism.
- adj. Of or pertaining to existentialism.
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- n. a philosopher who emphasizes freedom of choice and personal responsibility but who regards human existence in a hostile universe as unexplainable
- adj. relating to or involving existentialism
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In all other things than atheism, now, I suspect the word existentialist fits me best- though the better read may correct me.
He is a waste of time and energy. - see full assessmentJaspers- called existentialist- Amazingly, he actually believed that philosophy begins where reason ends.
Indeed, this is what it means to be an existentialist, which is just another word for nihilist.
This concern has been called "existentialist", but there's no reason to smother it in philosophical terms.
It is incomprehensible to me that so many readers and critics have fallen for Dostoevsky's cheap tricks (and endured the unrelenting tedium of his fiction) and declared him an "existentialist" or religious "seeker" or some other such rot.
Over time, if they do not integrate, that may indeed be an "existentialist" threat in the Steynian sense.
When the commercial's director answers one of these interview questions by expressing a desire to make an "existentialist" TV ad, Watkins cuts away immediately from the director's face to a surreal shot of a man in an apple costume walking through a field.
It is because of this that Maritain has been called an 'existentialist'; indeed, his Existence and the Existent, is subtitled "an essay on Christian existentialism," and he describes his view as an "existential intellectualism"
A pantheist might be a kind of existentialist with regard to questions like "Why is there anything at all?"
You should perhaps look into — hell, even decry — theoritical approaches actually developed in WS departments or more generally by feminists themselves such as existentialist feminism, radical feminism both kinds, feminist political economy, liberal feminism, etc. etc.
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