Essays Tagged: "Existentialism"

I am me and you are you

the nucleus of the beliefs of the existential atom. This seemingly simplistic statement relates to existentialism by leading us to the idea of man's individualism, guiding us to belief of existence b ... . Existentialists, such as Jean-Paul Sartre, see that this statement brings forth three concepts of existentialism: individualism, existence before essence and freedom of choice.

(2 pages) 137 0 4.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Existentialist Darwism and Neo-isolationist Rejection in Camus' "The Stranger"

An enlightening, introspective analysis of Existentialism as a philosophy and as an integral component of Camus' literary genre. WOW!Camus's Th ... andthereby exist, without computing objective standards or universal sentiment. His stoic, de factoexistentialism is a catalyst for endless conflict between his rationalization- and logic-basedexiste ...

(2 pages) 76 0 4.5 Jan/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Sealed Fate, focuses on the theme "Character is destiny" as it applies to Macbeth by Shakespeare

rs destiny seems to be predetermined. Thisraises the ultimate question: who, or what, controls fate?Existentialism is the belief that each person definestheir future by their decided actions: that the ...

(3 pages) 62 0 3.7 Feb/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Existentialism. Mentiones Dostoyevsky

es. Toward the end of the Nineteenth-Century and on through the mid-Twentieth, a movement followed 'existentialism,' a philosophical theory of life, in order to achieve such a level. Even though the i ... rs: moral individualism, freedom of choice, responsibility, alienation.Fundamental to understanding existentialism is the conception of moral individualism. Existentialism rejects traditional ethical ...

(4 pages) 111 0 3.4 Mar/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

If you are are against abortion then you should be a vegetarian. Existentialism

e with the reaction to reading the question. Also key to the support of my theory is the concept of existentialism. I will go into the foundations of this ethical theory throughout the remainder of th ... entioning of God. However, I did find many interesting ideas encompassed in the theory of atheistic existentialism. Existentialism is the popular name of a philosophical attitude primarily associated ...

(7 pages) 109 0 4.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

"Baal", by Bertolt Brecht incisive analysis of the play

ntialist nature of Brecht's writing and the underlying meaning of the play. Although I have studied existentialism and followed the play intently, I still could not fully understand what Brecht was tr ...

(3 pages) 47 0 4.6 Jan/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Existentialism in the early 19th Century. Speaks of writers and philosophers.

Major ThemesBecause of the diversity of positions associated with existentialism, the term is impossible to define precisely. Certain themes common to virtually all e ... the recognition of the total freedom of choice that confronts the individual at every moment.HistoryExistentialism as a distinct philosophical and literary movement belongs to the 19th and 20th centur ... istinct philosophical and literary movement belongs to the 19th and 20th centuries, but elements of existentialism can be found in the thought (and life) of Socrates, in the Bible, and in the work of ...

(6 pages) 465 0 4.8 Oct/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

The Stranger: Existentialism Essay that analyazes the use of Existentialism withing the novel The Stranger.

Existentialism, the belief that mankind is entirely free and therefore responsible for their actions ... tranger. Through the various characters (namely Meursault) and elements of the story the beliefs of existentialism are clearly demonstrated in The Stranger.Meursault is the apex of the existentialism ... Meursault is the apex of the existentialism belief. Once Meursault begins following the path of the existentialism beliefs (which is made apparent in the story he did not follow at a time) Meursault's ...

(2 pages) 157 1 3.3 Oct/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Perception of reality. Comparison essay on Alice in Wonderland, Waiting for Godot, Screwtape Letters

ity of the adult world; Beckett, through Vladimir and Estragon present the readers with the idea of existentialism in Waiting for Godot; and finally in The Screwtape Letters, C.S. Lewis uses the vanta ...

(12 pages) 166 0 3.0 Oct/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - Introductory essay on the man and his life.

Coleridge's poetic achievement was small in quantity, his metaphysical anxiety, anticipating modern existentialism, has gained him reputation as an authentic visionary.Coleridge was really quite a pro ...

(8 pages) 110 2 3.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

Waiting for Godot

tragon didn't accomplish anything through the entire book. Yet, when looking at the book through an existentialism view, the characters are portraying what the true meaning of like really means. The u ... ought up at various times through out the book. The character of Godot is often believed to be God. Existentialism says that if God exists, the he contributes to the chaos of life by keeping his silen ...

(4 pages) 68 0 5.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

The Myth of Sisyphus

ns in their lives. By contacting this mythical tale and the real world, Camus expresses his idea of existentialism.The meaning of what Sisyphus constantly does is the same as the meaning of what me ...

(2 pages) 127 2 4.5 Dec/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Albert Camus (author of The Stranger) and Existentialism .

Albert Camus and Existentialism"If there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life ... ifeas in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life."--Albert CamusExistentialism was a movement of the 19th and 20th centuries that primarily focused on individual ex ... sisted that the individual's highest good is to find his or her own unique moral vocation. Although existentialism encompasses atheism and agnosticism, general existentialist thought has had a profoun ...

(1 pages) 82 0 4.5 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Existentialism, and how it is used in "The Stranger" by Beowulf and Grindel.

Existentialism means many different things to different people. From what I've learned about existen ... ger, nothing in life is to be gained or lost. He always says, "it's all the same to me." This shows existentialism, because it is obvious that he really doesn't think any of the choices that he makes ... found Grindel himself to be quite the existentialist. His basic emotions throughout the novel show existentialism to the extreme.The first sign of existentialism is when Grindel is observing man. He ...

(3 pages) 58 0 0.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Robert Frost's Poetry.

a sad poem about how the poet is all alone and has basically hit rock bottom. There is a glimmer of existentialism in some of his poems, especially that one. His poems seem to start out with a shadowy ...

(1 pages) 142 0 3.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Free-Will in Macbeth.

as those of night and darkness. Two diametric schools of thought exist regarding fate v. free will; existentialism or the belief that each person defines their future by their decided actions and fata ...

(4 pages) 63 1 5.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Macbeth

Kierkegaard vs Sartre: An Existentialist Approach.

itself, this quote actually resembles that of a much older perspective: that of an existentialist. Existentialism, is, essentially, the philosophy that life is meaningless, unless one defines that li ... temology, and axiology). However, though I am not personally an existentialist, my life in terms of existentialism has been influenced by both Kierkegaard and Sartre, despite their discrepancies.One m ...

(4 pages) 142 0 3.5 May/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

Jean Paul Sartre.

ing either way. Even with this against him, he managed to be a pivotal character in the creation of existentialism, a term supposedly made up by the media, and later adopted by Sartre.Sartre is a very ...

(3 pages) 80 0 4.0 May/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Absolute Responsibility for All ?

soluteResponsibility for All ?Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980) was a French philosopher who believed in existentialism. He was also an atheist. He used literature to convey his message of existentialism t ... nto account the society into which one is born and the certain oppressions placed on the individual.Existentialism is a 20th century movement in philosophy that focuses on human existence in an everyd ...

(4 pages) 110 0 3.9 Nov/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Existentialism and Absurdism. This essay is just to explain what existentialism and absurdism are.

Existentialism and AbsurdismExistentialism is a term applied to a group of attitudes current to phil ... nch novelist-philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre has done most to give it its present form and popularity. Existentialism has found art and literature to be unusually effective methods of expression in the n ... uch a principle: one must not impose his own "construction" of meaning and existence on anyone else.Existentialism is very valuable as well in its explanation of social conflicts, especially in clashe ...

(2 pages) 105 0 5.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama