1<br />EXISTENTIALISTS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY<br />
2<br />MARTIN HEIDEGGER<br />Heidegger's philosophy begins with a profound anti-Cartesianism, an uncompromising holism tha...
3<br />Heidegger’s work investigates the meaning of authentic existence, the significance of our mortality, our place in t...
4<br />Heidegger’s legacy is marred by his involvement with the Nazi party in the early days of Hitler’s rise to power.<br...
Jean Paul Sartre and Hannah Arendt helped to rehabilitate his reputation in the philosophical and academic communities. He...
“Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does.”<br />.<br />"...
Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lFLO16TRPQ&feature=related<br />http://www.yo...
Simone de Beauvoir<br /><ul><li>French Existentialist Philosopher
Lover of Jean-Paul Sartre
Wrote important feminist treatise “The Second Sex” in 1949</li></ul>I tore myself away from the safe comfort of certaintie...
ALBERT CAMUS<br />You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if...
At any street corner the feeling of absurdity can strike any man in the face. <br />
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Major 20th Century Existentialists

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Major 20th Century Existentialists

  1. 1. 1<br />EXISTENTIALISTS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY<br />
  2. 2. 2<br />MARTIN HEIDEGGER<br />Heidegger's philosophy begins with a profound anti-Cartesianism, an uncompromising holism that rejects any dualism regarding mind and body, the distinction between subject and object, and the very language of "consciousness," "experience," and "mind."<br />
  3. 3. 3<br />Heidegger’s work investigates the meaning of authentic existence, the significance of our mortality, our place in the world and among other people as an individual. Sartre’s philosophy was profoundly influenced by Heidegger.<br />
  4. 4. 4<br />Heidegger’s legacy is marred by his involvement with the Nazi party in the early days of Hitler’s rise to power.<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhHT7pYmNZg&feature=related<br />
  5. 5. Jean Paul Sartre and Hannah Arendt helped to rehabilitate his reputation in the philosophical and academic communities. He remains a controversial figure to this day.<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0YTBIFdK7Y&feature=related<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WW0ZYa0-7cg&feature=related<br />
  6. 6. “Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does.”<br />.<br />"Like all dreamers I confuse disenchantment with truth."- Jean-Paul Sartre<br />
  7. 7. Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lFLO16TRPQ&feature=related<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxbkPCLlXII&feature=related<br />Sartre and personal freedom.<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3J49ntsYLRc<br />
  8. 8. Simone de Beauvoir<br /><ul><li>French Existentialist Philosopher
  9. 9. Lover of Jean-Paul Sartre
  10. 10. Wrote important feminist treatise “The Second Sex” in 1949</li></ul>I tore myself away from the safe comfort of certainties through my love for truth - and truth rewarded me. <br />
  11. 11. ALBERT CAMUS<br />You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life. <br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udk0vRXGLlA&feature=related<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFx_QEi-vww&feature=related<br />
  12. 12. At any street corner the feeling of absurdity can strike any man in the face. <br />
  13. 13. .<br />11<br />FRANZ KAFKA<br />Kafka was not a trained philosopher or disciplined writer. Kafka never indicated that he was expressing a deep philosophical theory in his aphorisms. But, when you consider the time, place, and nature of Kafka — then you see an existentialist..<br />
  14. 14. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DfrBcjisVo&feature=related<br />12<br />The story begins with a traveling salesman, GregorSamsa, waking to find himself transformed into a monstrous insect.<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boSFjzWJXcU<br />

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