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  • 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 1 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
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      >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 2 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 3 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 4 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 5 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@...>
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              >To: existlist@egroups.com
              >Subject: Re: [existlist] Information request
              >Date: Tue, 09 Jan 2001 11:15:53 -0000
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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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