Irrational Man

Irrational Man

Description

Widely recognized as the finest definition of existentialist philosophy ever written, this book introduced existentialism to America in 1958. Barrett speaks eloquently and directly to concerns of the 1990s: a period when the irrational and the absurd are no better integrated than before and when humankind is in even greater danger of destroying its existence without ever understanding the meaning of its existence. Irrational Man begins by discussing the roots of existentialism in the art and thinking of Augustine, Aquinas, Pascal, Baudelaire, Blake, Dostoevski, Tolstoy, Hemingway, Picasso, Joyce, and Beckett. The heart of the book explains the views of the foremost existentialists--Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Sartre. The result is a marvelously lucid definition of existentialism and a brilliant interpretation of its impact.


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Details

Author(s)
William Barrett
Format
Paperback | 320 pages
Dimensions
125 x 201 x 18mm | 238g
Publication date
01 Jul 1962
Publisher
Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
Imprint
Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
ISBN10
0385031386
ISBN13
9780385031387
Bestsellers rank
85,489