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Existentialism  Page

"The existentialist acts rightly for no reason."
G.E. Nordell

"Existentialism is a terrifying doctrine but it's not a hopeless doctrine because it still says that there is a way forward."
Dr. Jordan B. Peterson

poster of a statement by existential philosopher Albert Camus [1913-1960] of France             people

books on existentialism

existantialist fiction


Existentialist  Philosophers

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Nicola Abbagnano

Italian site
S.W.I.F. site in Italian or in English

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Maison d'Être Bookstore's
Albert Camus [1913-1960] Page

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feminist philosopher Simone de Beauvoir [1908-86] of France

America Day by Day travel book by Simone de Beauvoir & Carol Cosman  "America Day by Day" [France 1948, U.K. 1952, USA 1999]
by Simone de Beauvoir, new translation by Carol Cosman

French feminist philosopher de Beauvoir [1908-86] spent four months in 1947 traveling on a lecture tour across the United States and taking daily notes of her impressions; she traveled by car, train & Greyhound bus, visiting small towns and big cities and tourist traps: Chicago, the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas & Reno in Nevada, Los Angeles & Hollywood, New Orleans, New York City, Niagara Falls, San Antonio in Texas, and Vassar College in New York
Univ Calif Press 9x6 pb [3/2000] for $25.49
Univ Calif Press 9x6 hardcover [1/99] out of print/many used
Simone de Beauvoir's Existential Ethics by Kristana Arp  
"The Bonds of Freedom: Simone de Beauvoir's Existential Ethics" [2001]
by Kristana Arp

Open Court 9x6 pb [9/2001] for $13.97
Open Court 9x5¾ hardcover [9/2001] for $42.95
Existentialism and Contemporary Cinema / Beauvoirian Perspective book by Jean-Pierre Boule & Ursula Tidd  "Existentialism and Contemporary Cinema: A Beauvoirian Perspective"
[2012] by Jean-Pierre Boulé & Ursula Tidd

Berghahn Books 8x6 hardcover [10/2012] for $70.00
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psychiatrist Dr. Viktor E. Frankl [1905-97] of Austria
Viktor Frankl was captured by the Nazis and sent to camps with other Jews and survived for three years. After release in 1945, he wrote the book "… Trotzdem Ja zum Leben Sagen: Ein Psychologe Erlebt das Konzentrationslager", which translates roughly as 'nevertheless saying yes to life'; the English title is "Man's Search For Meaning". He founded Existential Psychoanalysis, called logotherapy, and made a career of that 'Third Viennese School', and received many honors in his lifetime.

books • not listed at IMDb • Wikipedia

Viktor Frankl Institut Wien [est. 1992]
Viktor Frankl Zentrum Wien
Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy in Abilene, Texas

"Viktor & I: An Alexander Vesely Film" [video release 2010]
80-minute documentary • credits at IMDbofficial movie site

Man's Search For Meaning book by Viktor E. Frankl  GOLD STAR: listed on Business Insider's The 35 Books Everyone Should Read At Least Once In Their Lifetime, 9/2013  "Man's Search For Meaning (Revised & Updated)" [1946 classic]
Kindle Edition from Beacon Press [6/2006 edition] for $4.99
Beacon Press mass pb [6/2006] for $6.99
Beacon Press 8½x5½ pb [6/2006] for $9.02
Beacon Press hardcover [2002] out of print/used
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Maison d'Être Bookstore's
Martin Heidegger [1889-1976] Page

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Karl Jaspers [1883-1969]

Karl Jaspers Society of North America
Karl Jaspers Society of Austria

Philosophy of Existence book by Karl Jaspers  
"Philosophy of Existence" [1958]
by Karl Jaspers, 1971 translation by Richard F. Grabau

Univ PA Press 8x5 pb [6/71] for $18.95
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Søren Kierkegaard [1813-55]
browse booksWikipedia

Ilse's Søren Kierkegaardsite
I.E.P. Søren Kierkegaard site
S.E.P. Søren Kierkegaard pages

Kierkegaard in 90 Minutes book by Paul Strathern  
"Kierkegaard in 90 Minutes" [1997]
Ivan R. Dee, Publr 8x5 pb [11/2001] for $7.95
Ivan R. Dee, Publr 8½x5¼ hardcover [4/97] for $14.95
Kierkegaard's Existential Ethics book by George J. Stack  "Kierkegaard's Existential Ethics" [1992]
by George J. Stack

Ashgate hardcover [1/92] for $61.94

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Maison d'Être Bookstore's
Friedrich Nietzsche [1844-1900] Page

Friedrich Nietzsche [1844-1900] Quotations Page
at Working Minds Philosophy website

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Maison d'Être Bookstore's
Jean-Paul Sartre [1905-80] Page

Books  on  Existentialism

Existentialists Critical Study book by James Daniel Collins   "The Existentialists: A Critical Study" [1952]
by James Daniel Collins

Regnery pb [6/68] out of print/used
Greenwood hardcover [6/77] out of print/used
Six Existentialist Thinkers book by Harold J. Blackham   "Six Existentialist Thinkers: Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Jaspers, Marcel, Heidegger, Sartre" [1952] by H.J. Blackham
Routledge 8½x5½ pb [1/83] for $34.95
Routledge & Kegan Paul hardcover [12/52] out of print/used
From Shakespeare To Existentialism essays by Walter Kaufmann  "From Shakespeare To Existentialism: Essays On Shakespeare & Goethe; Hegel & Kierkegaard; Nietzsche, Rilke & Freud; Jaspers, Heidegger & Toynbee" [1960]
by Walter Kaufmann

Princeton Univ Press 8¼x5½ pb [6/80] for $25.90
Princeton Univ Press hardcover [6/80] out of print/used
Introduction to Existentialism book by Robert G. Olson  "An Introduction To Existentialism" [1962]
by Robert G. Olson

Dover Publns 8½x5½ pb [6/62] for $9.95
Irrational Man book by William Barrett  
"Irrational Man: A Study In Existential Philosophy" [1962]
by William Barrett

Anchor Books 8x5 pb [7/62] for $10.36
Worlds of Existentialism book edited by Maurice Friedman  "Worlds of Existentialism: A Critical Reader" [1964]
Edited by Maurice Friedman

Delmar 8½x5½ pb [4/91] for $27.30
Existentialism Philosophy book by C. Stephen Evans  "Existentialism: The Philosophy of Despair and The Quest For Hope" [1984]
by C. Stephen Evans

Probe Books/W Publng 8x5¼ pb [1984] out of print/used
Zondervan/Probe pb [1984] out of print/used
author's Baylor University faculty page
Existentialist Philosophy Introduction book by Nathan L. Oaklander  "Existentialist Philosophy: An Introduction" [1991]
by Nathan L. Oaklander

Prentice Hall 9¼x6½ 2nd edition hardcover [9/95] for $0.00
From Rationalism To Existentialism book by Robert C. Solomon  "From Rationalism To Existentialism" [1992]
by Robert C. Solomon

Rowman & Littlefield 9x6 pb [2/2001] for $27.95
Littlefield Adams hardcover [1/92] out of print/used
Existentialism and Human Existence book 1 by Thomas R. Koenig  "Existentialism and Human Existence: An Account of Five Major Philosophers" Volume 1 [1992] by Thomas R. Koenig
Husserl, Camus, Jaspers, G. Marcel & Heidegger
Krieger 9x6¼ hardcover [7/92] for $25.49
Existentialism and Human Existence book 2 by Thomas R. Koenig   "Existentialism and Human Existence: An Account of Five Major Philosophers" Volume 2 [1997] by Thomas R. Koenig
Kierkegaard, Ortega y Gasset, Buber, Berdyaev & Paul Ricoeur
Krieger 9x6¼ hardcover [9/97] for $31.49
Introducing Camus book by David Zane Mairowitz & Alain Korkos  "Introducing Camus" [1998]
by David Zane Mairowitz & Alain Korkos

8¼x5½ pb [11/2007] for $11.01
8x5½ pb [9/98] out of print/used

Maison d'Être's Albert Camus [1913-60] Page

Introducing Existentialism book by Richard Appignanesi & Oscar Zarate  "Introducing Existentialism" [2002]
by Richard Appignanesi & Oscar Zarate

Icon/Totem 8x5½ pb [4/2006] for $11.01
Icon/Totem 8¼x5½ pb [4/2002] out of print/used
The Existentialists Critical Essays on Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Sartre book edited by Charles Guignon  "The Existentialists: Critical Essays On Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger & Sartre" [2003] Edited by Charles Guignon
Rowman & Littlefield 8¾x6 pb [12/2003] for $25.95
Rowman & Littlefield 9¼x6 hardcover [12/2003] for $83.00
Basic Writings of Existentialism book edited by Gordon Marino  "Basic Writings of Existentialism" [2004]
Edited by Gordon Marino

Modern Library Classics 8x5¼ pb [4/2004] for $12.21
Existentialism Second Edition book by Robert C. Solomon  "Existentialism, Second Edition" [orig 1974, rev 2004]
by Robert C. Solomon

Oxford Univ Press 8¼x5½ pb [9/2004] for $28.75
1st edition: McGraw-Hill mass pb [2/74] for $9.67
Existentialism Very Short Introduction book by Thomas Flynn   "Existentialism: A Very Short Introduction" [2006]
by Thomas Flynn

Oxford Univ Press mass pb [11/2006] for $9.56
Existentialism For Dummies book by Christopher Panza & Gregory Gale  "Existentialism For Dummies" [2008]
by Christopher Panza, PhD & Gregory Gale, MA

Kindle Edition from Wiley/For Dummies [3/2009] for $11.99
Wiley/For Dummies 9x7¼ pb [8/2008] for $14.65
Why Does the World Exist? book by Jim Holt  "Why Does The World Exist?: An Existential Detective Story" [2012]
by Jim Holt

collected essays, which include conversations with physicist David Deutsch, Pittsburgh philosopher Adolf Grünbaum, physicist Andre Linde, Platonist mathematician Roger Penrose, Matthieu Ricard, Oxford philosopher Richard Swinburne, author John Updike, and Nobel laureate physicist Steven Weinberg
Kindle Edition from Liveright [7/2012] for $8.98
Liveright 8¼x5½ pb [4/2013] for $13.61
Liveright 9½x6½ hardcover [7/2012] for $18.45

Existentialist's Survival Guide book by Gordon Marino  "The Existentialist's Survival Guide: How To Live Authentically In An Inauthentic Age" [2018] by Gordon Marino
recasts the practical takeaways existentialism offers for the XXIst century, giving existential prescriptions for living with integrity, courage, and authenticity in an increasingly chaotic, uncertain, and inauthentic agepublisher's official booksite
Kindle Edition from HarperOne/HarperCollins [4/2018] for $12.99
HarperOne 8¼x5½ hardcover [4/2018] for $25.99

Existentialist  Fiction
besides that of the authors above

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Mysteries novel by Knut Hamsun  "Mysteries: A Novel" [1892] by Knut Hamsun [1859-1952] of Norway
The inhabitants of a small Norwegian coastal town are shaken by the arrival of Johan Nagel, an eccentric stranger who proceeds to shock, bewilder, and beguile them with his bizarre behavior, feverish rants, and uncompromising Modernist psychological self-revelations. {An under-lying theme of the book is the question, "Why live?"}book entry at Wikipedia
introduction & translation by Sverre Lyngstad
Penguin Classics 7¾x5 pb [1/2001] for $11.25
introduction by Sven Birkerts, translation by Gerry Bothmer
FS&G 8x5¼ pb [8/2006] for $10.20

Existential Imagination fiction anthology  "Existential Imagination: From de Sade To Sartre" [1963]
anthology of existential fiction, edited by Frederick R. Karl & Leo Hamalian

Fictions by Beckett, Brecht, de Sade, Kafka, Malraux, Moravia, Proust, Sartre, and many others
Fawcett pb [1/2000] out of print/used
Picador/Macmillan 7½x5 pb [12/73] out of print/used
Fawcett Premier mass pb [1963] out of print/used
The Existential Giraffe book by Eric Kesselman & Erica Missey  "The Existential Giraffe" [2012]
by Eric Kesselman, Illustrated by Erica Missey

described as a 'quasi children's book' for both children and adults
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [3/2012] for $5.99
CreateSpace 10x8 pb [1/2012] for $9.75

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"Gunsight: An Existential Western" by G.E. Nordell   { pending }

L i n k s
Existentialism entry at Wikipedia
C.S. Wyatt's Existentialism Primer [est. 1996]

Maison d'Être Philosophy Bookstore's Existentialist Film Festival

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Online sales in association with  existentialism catalogue at Amazon

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