A description of existentialism a very confusing concept to understand

For example, the Shorter Routledge, in the first paragraph of its article on the topic, says The term 'Existentialism' is sometimes reserved for the works of Jean-Paul Sartre, who used it to refer to his own philosophy Additionally, the first sentence is very incompetent, because it does not define, what Existentialism actually is a doctrinebut instead it concentrates on the secondary, popular and flimsy aspect, which is its application as a movement misleading the readers.

I do not feel that this is sufficiently clear from the current introduction. If not, do you have a better idea for the 1st sentence, please? How does the Wikipedia community justify such overt bias here?

Any linkage of any religion particularly Christianity to Existentialism where Dharmic faiths are not mentioned is simply silly. However, mentioning slightly more about some of the fields of study, including what Heidegger worked on, couldn't be said to conflict with the spirit of an introduction, if it were to be done right, and not "do" too much of what the other parts of the article should.

The point is that it should give the reader a particularly concise definition of the subject matter at hand while leaving open a few key "blanks" that are to be filled out by the rest of the article. It goes so far as to even mention the term "nothingness", but no mention of Buddhism.

Our foundations are no longer in our control. Dionysian is nature and non rationality, best expressed by dance.

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But Nietzsche had seen ahead to the possibility of a nihilistic future and his works are a creative attempt to forestall it. However, would it then have to be an explicit reference to a particular paragraph, page, sentence, chapter or work, or couldn't one just as well refer to the theme itself as occurring throughout the philosophers' writings?

LEADyou do not understand the purpose of Wikipedia and, who the target reader is. The text covers the principles of existentialism, but its strength is that it goes on to discuss those ideas in the context of art, literature, history and culture. It is suggested that students read these guides prior to, or during, reading Being and Time itself.

We mean that man first of all exists, encounters himself, surges up in the world — and defines himself afterwards. That's OR, as far as I can see: LEAD options for complex termsso the Wikipedia's target readers layperson; see Mediator can get something understandable instead of your gibberish full of logical mistakes, which I left untouched for you to fix, if you can Of course it's a term, but why not use a more useful noun?

Anxiety comes about when a person begins viewing the world from a perspective that sees it as chaotic, irrational and having an indifferent causality. Is there any other option than earth, please? There is, of course, every reason to summarize the sources accurately in your own words, but without knowing the sources, nobody can verify the claims you are making.

Not a single source. It is because existentialism isn't a doctrine that it is possible for philosophers to be defined as existentialist while they themselves renounce the label.

Gossip is a common escape; as it is repeated it loses more and more connection with reality.

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The Literature of Possibilities. The point about dasein meaning "existence" is useless; the "logical" argument which operates at a level of abstraction not proper to the matter at hand is illogical it doesn't account for actual meaning, only "literal" meaning ; the argument about naming -isms is childish; the argument about essence, again, shows that the person putting the argument forth has little or no understanding of existentialism; and, finally, the point about having to describe existentialism in one paragraph relates more to an isssue of the nature and requirements of encyclopediae: Only when a person has reached this ground can he achieve the insight that makes his comportment transparent in its entirety and makes him understand how meaning comes about, how meaning is based upon meaning like strata in a process of sedimentation.

It is also so that even people who are raised atheists today face existential problems. The following books have been chosen because readers and critics have found they have merit for the reader of Existentialism: Specific Courses on existentialism are: In any case, or, possibly, in both, I feel it could be elaborated a bit -- each existentialist philosopher did, after all, develop a large and coherent philosophical system.

“Existentialism is a Humanism” by Jean-Paul Sartre

I am sorry and I will not do it again. We are the rulers of our lives, we bear the responsibility. Its task implies that nothing should be accepted as given beforehand but that the philosopher should try to find the way back to the real beginnings.I'd say that reading Existentialism is a Humanism can introduce you to the base concepts of his thought, This seems like a great description of existentialism and the arguments he makes helped me understand where it gets its tenets from.

motivated by the concept of a complete unity, against the suffering of life and death and a protest. I'd say that reading Existentialism is a Humanism can introduce you to the base concepts of his thought, then it might be worthwhile reading something like Reading Sartre: On Phenomenology and Existentialism or one of Iris Murdoch's excellent books on Sartre.

Don't. Existence Precedes Essence In Existentialism is a Humanism, Jean-Paul Sartre () presents an accessible description of existentialism. A key idea of existentialism—and of the human condition—is that existence precedes essence. The essence of something is its meaning, its intended purpose.

A paper [ ]. Talk:Existentialism/Archive 3. Jump to navigation Jump to search. This is an archive of past That isn't a description of existentialism.

That is a description of dasein. This is all getting very confusing what with the new headings and all, but starting from the current initial sentence.

Introducing Existentialism

The description of your life married with children, viewed through existentialism, sounds like it might include the choice to live inauthentically. More specifically, it sounds like you may be planning to act as "spouse/parent" and live "as a spouse/parent should act" instead of as yourself.

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“Existentialism is a Humanism” by Jean-Paul Sartre

This is an archive of past That isn't a description of existentialism. That is a description of dasein. This is all getting very confusing what with the new headings and all, but starting from the current initial sentence.

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