GARY COX HOW TO BE AN EXISTENTIALIST PDF

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Tell others about this book Lorem About How to Be an Existentialist The 10th anniversary edition of a witty classic 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. 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!

Thus armed, one may face down absurdity and the inevitability of death in all those locations that irresistibly evoke them. I found it a stimulating read, which forced me to re-think some of my current perceptions. 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. Cox has achieved something extremely impressive here. He has written something short and simple while not losing any of the depth and subtlety.

Cox does a good job of explaining

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GARY COX HOW TO BE AN EXISTENTIALIST PDF

It is neither an excellent theoretical introduction to existentialism for the uninitiated nor a practical manual that actually lays out a distinct method for implementing existentialism towards living a better life. The book adopts a hip, irreverent style and the discussion is interspersed with ironic asides-- presumably all to draw in the non-specialist reader and put him at ease with the weighty concepts. This is a weird little book that does a middling job fulfilling its two distinct aims. However, all this bravado of attitude is incidental, and rarely of any use to understanding the difficult concepts.

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