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Author Webber, Jonathan (Jonathan Mark), author

Title Rethinking existentialism / Jonathan Webber
Published New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2018
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Contents What is existentialism? -- Why Meursault is an outsider -- Freedom and the origins of reasons -- Why Xavière is a threat to François -- Psychoanalysis and the existentialist mind -- Why Inez is not in hell -- Sedimentation and the grounds of cultural values -- Black skin, white masks -- From absurdity to authenticity -- The imperative of authenticity
Summary In 'Rethinking Existentialism', Jonathan Webber articulates an original interpretation of existentialism as the ethical theory that human freedom is the foundation of all other values. Offering an original analysis of classic literary and philosophical works published by Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, and Frantz Fanon up until 1952, Webber's conception of existentialism is developed in critical contrast with central works by Albert Camus, Sigmund Freud, and Maurice Merleau-Ponty
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed July 18, 2018)
Subject Ethics
PHILOSOPHY -- Criticism.
PHILOSOPHY -- Movements -- Critical Theory.
PHILOSOPHY -- Movements -- Existentialism.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0191054763 (electronic bk.)
9780191054761 (electronic bk.)