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How to be an Existentialist By Gary Cox (University of Birmingham, UK)

How to be an Existentialist by Gary Cox (University of Birmingham, UK)

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Summary

Presents a humorous introduction to existentialism. This book shows how existentialism can be an honest, positive and uplifting philosophy - and how it can be applied to our everyday lives.

How to be an Existentialist Summary

How to be an Existentialist: or How to Get Real, Get a Grip and Stop Making Excuses by Gary Cox (University of Birmingham, UK)

This book presents a concise and humorous introduction to existentialism aimed squarely at a general readership. It shows how existentialism can be an honest, positive and uplifting philosophy - and how it can be applied to our everyday lives. "How to Be an Existentialist" is a concise, witty and entertaining book about the philosophy of existentialism. It is also a genuine self-help book offering clear advice on how to live according to the principles of existentialism formulated by Nietzsche, Sartre, Camus and the other great existentialist philosophers. An attack on contemporary excuse culture, the book urges us to face the hard existential truths of the human condition. It uncompromisingly counsels us to become tougher and more dignified, less grumbling and irresponsible, to stop chasing rainbows and making excuses and instead to get a grip and get real. By revealing that we are all inescapably free and responsible - 'condemned to be free', as Sartre says - the book aims to empower the reader with a sharp sense that we are each the master of our own destiny. Cox makes fun of the reputation existentialism has for being gloomy and pessimistic, exposing it for what it really is - an honest, uplifting and potentially life changing philosophy!

How to be an Existentialist Reviews

"According to existentialists, selecting this book is an active choice for which the reader is responsible. Cox, who earned his doctorate in philosophy in the UK writing on Sartre, presents an accessible overview of this philosophical worldview, its path to living an authentic life, and existential counseling (which sounds akin to cognitive behavioral therapy) as a means to this end. The book includes suggested further reading." -Eithne, O'Leyne, BOOK NEWS, Inc.

About Gary Cox (University of Birmingham, UK)

Gary Cox has a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Birmingham, UK. He lives in Somerset where he teaches and writes philosophy.

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. What is an Existentialist?; 2. What is Existentialism?; 3. How Not to Be an Existentialist; 4. How to Be Authentic; 5. Existential Counselling; Further Reading; Index.

Additional information

GOR002712378
How to be an Existentialist: or How to Get Real, Get a Grip and Stop Making Excuses by Gary Cox (University of Birmingham, UK)
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Continuum Publishing Corporation
2009-08-27
144
1441188436
9781441188434
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