by. Gary Cox. · Rating details · ratings · 61 reviews. How to Be an Existentialist is a witty and entertaining book about the philosophy of existentialism. How to be an Existentialist by Gary Cox, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. At the same time, Gary Cox’s recent book How to Be an Existentialist, bracingly subtitled How to Get Real, Get a Grip and Stop Making Excuses.
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These are great, epic biographies and I certainly used them, along with many other sources, to discover many facts about Sartre.
Though I’ve bought one of his books because this was my introduction to him and I’ve got to check he wasn’t misrepresented. I’m not a specialist, but of all philosophies I’ve come to know, this was the one I thought was most relevant, especially through its close link with real life.
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Nov 13, V. This book was great. By submitting eb form, you are granting: Cox repeats the assertions of existentialists that belief in existentialist principles and the struggle to be authentic can lead to true emancipation. Existentiaoist to Cox’s no-nonsense criteria I’m a kind of existential softy, in sympathy with Alan Bennett, who classified himself as being on the political “soft centre”.
Basically just want to tell people that they don’t have to be stuck in misery while in the pursuit of happiness. This book teaches you how to be an Existentialist like Gary Cox. He provides no method, only madness. It might be strange to find this book in my collection on the Sense of History.
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Dec 04, Marc rated it did not like it Shelves: How to Be an Existentialist is a witty and entertaining book about the philosophy of existentialism. Now that is something you can work with! Jul 20, Jennifer rated it really liked it Shelves: How to Be an Existentialist also struck me as very much based on Sartrean existentialism. It’s a good This edistentialist an easy-to-read book about a philosophical tendency that’s not that complicated – at least not that complicated after you’ve read the book.
Trump’s stupidity and lack of qualification was all the same to them, since all is meaningless in the end anyway – and they might as well bring on maximum chaos so that the world can match the destructive whirlwind of conspiracy theories and hate that occupies their minds. Be the first to ask a question about How to Be an Existentialist. 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.
The Trumpocalypse “means” we need to be responsible existentialisg ourselves, make choices for ourselves, create meaning in a meaningless, heartless world – even as the universe seems to get more chaotic daily. 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. My biography of Sartre is one more view of him, a contribution to an already rich tapestry, albeit a tk woven out of a host of well-established facts.
Alas, in this book this is only developed very limitedly. It’s a good philosophy if your present circumstances are unendurable or highly negative because one of the tenets holds that we really are transient or? Cox goes further Always citing existentialists: That time, and garh is what gives life meaning, or the sense of the past and future.
Some of this exisetntialist explored in the work of Sartre, but much more in that of Heidegger, Camus, Merleau-Ponty.
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Jul 01, Skye gaty it really liked it. The This little book blew me away, for two reasons. Sartre had huge energy and stamina. During my first phenomenology-course at the University of Heidelberg, I almost gave up the idea to continue my studies of philosophy.
A great little book which outlines the very basics of existentialism without falling into a wormhole of philoso-speak that leaves you feeling like a total idiot. The only possible drawback?
On the other hand, he could have gone so much further in writing a clear guide to the difference between bad faith and authenticity!
Dec 22, Sense of History rated it it was ok Shelves: That’s an over-simplification, but the whole point seems to be about buying into whatever role you have xox play, such as a job, rather than pretend you’re doing the job, because it’s really not you. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. To take advantage of all LARB has to offer, please create an account or log in before joining You make your existentialisst meaning by means of gry own choices and taking responsibility for your choices – that about is the essence of existentialism.
The main challenge was doing justice to his enormous life and work in less than 75, words. I will take responsibility for myself and not blame anybody or society for offering too many possibilities and choices.