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The Thousand Masks of the Unreal - Los Angeles Review of Books
"Martin Buber: A Life of Faith and Dissent By Paul Mendes-Flohr Published 03.26.2019 Yale University Press 440 Pages"
book  review  philosophy  religion  faith  existentialism  dialog 
november 2019 by tsuomela
Kierkegaard, D. Anthony Storm's Commentary on
"Søren Aabye Kierkegaard was a nineteenth century existentialist philosopher, and arguably both the father of existentialism and modern psychology. He is a grossly misunderstood figure, whom some argue was a mystic, an anti-rationalist, or, as is more reasonable, an anti-philosopher. Often his overtly religious writings are overlooked or de-Christianized in favor of the pseudonymous authorship. An idiosyncratic style, along with a complex authorial method, go far in confounding the unwary reader. This site features a commentary on the writings of Kierkegaard. Information on every published work and article (including many unfinished writings and journal entries) is presented here with publication data, quotes, detailed commentary, and images. There are also supplementary materials to aid in your research. A good place to start is to go straight to the Commentary itself where you can view abstracts of the works before diving in."
philosophy  19c  commentary  religion  existentialism  faith 
march 2019 by tsuomela
Ordinary Monsters | New Republic
"HOMESICK FOR ANOTHER WORLD: STORIES by Ottessa Moshfegh. Penguin Press., 304 pp., $26.00"
book  review  fiction  short-story  existentialism  horror  ordinary 
january 2017 by tsuomela
Pragmatic Fashions: Pluralism, Democracy, Relativism, and the Absurd // Reviews // Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews // University of Notre Dame
"John J. Stuhr, Pragmatic Fashions: Pluralism, Democracy, Relativism, and the Absurd, Indiana University Press, 2016, 256pp., $30.00 (pbk), ISBN 9780253018915."
book  review  philosophy  pragmatism  existentialism  democracy  relativism 
june 2016 by tsuomela
Gender Is Dead! Long Live Gender! : 13.7: Cosmos And Culture : NPR
"The significance of studies such as these cuts in different directions. It suggests that you won't find a legitimation of our self-categories in neurobiology. If biology is the measure of all things, then many of the categories we use to group ourselves into kinds of person — man, woman, gay, straight, black, white, professor, cheerleader — are, in fact, unreal. You don't find them in nature as it is apart from our attitudes and beliefs about that nature. At the same time, what could be more real than the way we experience ourselves as being?"
philosophy  self  language  description  existentialism  gender  sex  psychology 
july 2011 by tsuomela
Walter Kaufmann’s Lectures on Nietzsche, Kierkegaard and Sartre (1960) | Open Culture
"he three lectures offer a short primer on existentialism and the modern crises philosophers grappled with. Kierkegaard and the Crisis in Religion begins the series, followed by Nietzsche and the Crisis in Philosophy and Sartre and the Crisis in Morality."
philosophy  lectures  open-education  existentialism 
april 2011 by tsuomela
SPEP - Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy
SPEP is the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, a professional organization devoted to supporting philosophy inspired by continental European traditions.
With a membership of over 2500 people, it is one of the largest American philosophical societies, and strives to encourage work not only in the philosophical traditions of phenomenology and existentialism, but also in all those areas commonly associated with ‘continental philosophy,’ such as animal studies, critical theory, cultural studies, deconstruction, environmental philosophy, feminism, German idealism, hermeneutics, philosophy of the Americas, post-colonialism, post-structuralism, psychoanalysis, queer theory and race theory.
philosophy  continental  phenomenology  existentialism  professional-association  academic  hermeneutics 
december 2009 by tsuomela
Hong Kierkegaard Library, St. Olaf College
The Library is a special collection of St. Olaf College which serves anyone interested in the writings and ideas of Søren Kierkegaard, the 19th-century Danish philosopher, and related thinkers. T
library  kierkegaard  soren  philosophy  19c  existentialism  commentary  criticism  religion  spirituality  christian  school(StOlaf)  minnesota 
august 2009 by tsuomela
Mind Hacks: Love and immortality
"One of the most reliable effects, is that being reminded of death makes us more socially minded - more likely to want to be physically close to others, more likely to want to have children, but also more likely to support the norms and stereotypes of your own social group."
psychology  death  memory  memento-mori  pro-social  behavior  experiments  existentialism 
february 2009 by tsuomela
FrontPage Magazine - Remembering Sarah By David Horowitz.
Remembering Sarah By David Horowitz.

Sympathetic portrait of his decesased daughter. via Rick Perlstein
eulogy  death  children  essay  judaism  politics  family  existentialism 
december 2008 by tsuomela
Stranger Fruit: It’s always our decision who we are.
It might be true that there are six billion people in the world and counting. Nevertheless, what you do makes a difference. It makes a difference, first of all, in material terms. Makes a difference to other people and it sets an example. In short, I thin
philosophy  existentialism  decision-making  activism 
june 2008 by tsuomela

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