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  • Gareb20@aol.com
    Hey Suzanne: There are tons of Existential introductory texts out there, most of them are good, although I really didn t read much of them, other than go to my
    Message 1 of 7 , Jan 7, 2001
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      Hey Suzanne:

      There are tons of Existential introductory texts out there, most of them are
      good, although I really didn't read much of them, other than go to my local
      library and pick up an introductory book to get me started. Literature wise,
      I think Camus' The Stranger is a real good starting point for anybody who is
      into Existentialism. The novel is real short and real easy to read. If you
      have a good introduction to Existentialism then you should get most fo the
      symbolism in the novel.

      As for humanism, I have recently read a book by Howard Zinn called You can't
      be nuetral on a moving train, great book about the civil rights movement in
      this country and the protest against Vietnam. Although Zinn is not an
      Existentialist, he is a leftist radical who is deeply involved with the
      Socialist movement for equal rights.

      Hope this helps.

      Lou
    • Anthony Wetherington
      ... Hello.... It is only my opinion, but, the best introductory text for existentialist study would be Sartre s Being and Nothingness ... Again, only my
      Message 2 of 7 , Jan 8, 2001
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        >From: "Suzanne" <suzanne@...>
        >Reply-To: existlist@egroups.com
        >To: <existlist@egroups.com>
        >Subject: [existlist] Information request
        >Date: Sun, 7 Jan 2001 16:37:46 -0000
        >
        >Hello everybody,
        >
        >I am just starting to explore existentialism and as the current subject
        >under discussion seems to be books can anyone recommend a good introductory
        >text.
        >
        >Another subject of interest to me is humanism. is there anyone on this list
        >that is a student of both these subjects?
        >
        >Any thoughts gratefully received!
        >
        >Regards,
        >Suzanne
        >




        Hello....
        It is only my opinion, but, the best introductory text for existentialist
        study would be Sartre's 'Being and Nothingness'...
        Again, only my opinion... I could be wrong.

        Tony
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      • Gareb20@aol.com
        Hey Suzanne: There are tons of Existential introductory texts out there, most of them are good, although I really didn t read much of them, other than go to my
        Message 3 of 7 , Jan 8, 2001
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          Hey Suzanne:

          There are tons of Existential introductory texts out there, most of them are
          good, although I really didn't read much of them, other than go to my local
          library and pick up an introductory book to get me started. Literature wise,
          I think Camus' The Stranger is a real good starting point for anybody who is
          into Existentialism. The novel is real short and real easy to read. If you
          have a good introduction to Existentialism then you should get most fo the
          symbolism in the novel.

          As for humanism, I have recently read a book by Howard Zinn called You can't
          be nuetral on a moving train, great book about the civil rights movement in
          this country and the protest against Vietnam. Although Zinn is not an
          Existentialist, he is a leftist radical who is deeply involved with the
          Socialist movement for equal rights.

          Hope this helps.

          Lou
        • Laurence Cooper
          ... I m sure it s very good but is it not a bit long? I was looking for a good introductory text and I considered Being and Nothingness but chose instead
          Message 4 of 7 , Jan 9, 2001
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            >
            >
            >Hello....
            > It is only my opinion, but, the best introductory text for
            >existentialist
            >study would be Sartre's 'Being and Nothingness'...
            >Again, only my opinion... I could be wrong.
            >
            > Tony
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            I'm sure it's very good but is it not a bit long? I was looking for a good
            introductory text and I considered Being and Nothingness but chose instead
            Sartres 'Essays on Existentialism' the first of which, the humanism of
            existentialism, i enjoyed particularly.

            Laurence

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          • Laurence Cooper
            I guess I should have said particularly enjoyed , but you know what I mean. ... _________________________________________________________________________ Get
            Message 5 of 7 , Jan 9, 2001
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              I guess I should have said 'particularly enjoyed', but you know what I mean.
              :)

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            • m k
              I would agree that Beng and Nothingness is an excellent work. Also, I would recommend to anyone to read Either/Or By Kierkergaard. Marlene ...
              Message 6 of 7 , Jan 9, 2001
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                I would agree that "Beng and Nothingness" is an excellent work. Also, I
                would recommend to anyone to read "Either/Or" By Kierkergaard.

                Marlene

                >From: "Laurence Cooper" <Laurencecooper@...>
                >Reply-To: existlist@egroups.com
                >To: existlist@egroups.com
                >Subject: Re: [existlist] Information request
                >Date: Tue, 09 Jan 2001 11:15:53 -0000
                >
                >
                >
                > >
                > >
                > >Hello....
                > > It is only my opinion, but, the best introductory text for
                > >existentialist
                > >study would be Sartre's 'Being and Nothingness'...
                > >Again, only my opinion... I could be wrong.
                > >
                > > Tony
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                >
                >
                >I'm sure it's very good but is it not a bit long? I was looking for a good
                >introductory text and I considered Being and Nothingness but chose instead
                >Sartres 'Essays on Existentialism' the first of which, the humanism of
                >existentialism, i enjoyed particularly.
                >
                >Laurence
                >
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