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Existential America

Existential America( )
Author: Cotkin, George
ISBN:978-0-8018-7037-8
Publication Date:Jan 2003
Publisher:Johns Hopkins University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $53.00
Book Description:

Europe's leading existential thinkers--Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, and Albert Camus--all felt that Americans were too self-confident and shallow to accept their philosophy of responsibility, choice, and the absurd. "There is no pessimism in America regarding human nature and social organization," Sartre remarked in 1950, while Beauvoir wrote that Americans had no "feeling for sin and for remorse" and Camus derided American materialism and optimism. Existentialism, however,...
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Book Details
Pages:368
Detailed Subjects: Philosophy / Movements / Existentialism
Philosophy / History & Surveys / Modern
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.125 x 9.25 x 1.2 Inches
Book Weight:1.55 Pounds



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