existentialism

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ex·is·ten·tial·ism

 (ĕg′zĭ-stĕn′shə-lĭz′əm, ĕk′sĭ-)
n.
A philosophy that emphasizes the uniqueness and isolation of the individual experience in a hostile or indifferent universe, regards human existence as unexplainable, and stresses freedom of choice and responsibility for the consequences of one's acts.

ex′is·ten′tial·ist adj. & n.

existentialism

(ˌɛɡzɪˈstɛnʃəˌlɪzəm)
n
(Philosophy) a modern philosophical movement stressing the importance of personal experience and responsibility and the demands that they make on the individual, who is seen as a free agent in a deterministic and seemingly meaningless universe
ˌexisˈtentialist adj, n

ex•is•ten•tial•ism

(ˌɛg zɪˈstɛn ʃəˌlɪz əm, ˌɛk sɪ-)

n.
a philosophical movement, esp. of the 20th century, that stresses the individual's position as a self-determining agent responsible for his or her own choices.
[1940–45; < German Existentialismus (1919)]
ex`is•ten′tial•ist, adj., n.
ex`is•ten`tial•is′tic, adj.
ex`is•ten`tial•is′ti•cal•ly, adv.

existentialism

1. the doctrine that man forms his essence in the course of the life resulting from his personal choices.
2. an emphasis upon man’s creating his own nature as well as the importance of personal freedom, decision, and commitment. Also called philosophical existentialism. Cf. essentialism.existentialist, n., adj.
See also: Philosophy

existentialism

A practical philosophical tendency centered on the concrete realities of human life, rather than generalized abstractions.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.existentialism - (philosophy) a 20th-century philosophical movement chiefly in Europe; assumes that people are entirely free and thus responsible for what they make of themselves
philosophy - the rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics
philosophical doctrine, philosophical theory - a doctrine accepted by adherents to a philosophy
depersonalisation, depersonalization - (existentialism) a loss of personal identity; a feeling of being an anonymous cog in an impersonal social machine
Translations
وجودية
existencialismus
egzistencijalizam
実存主義
egzystencjalizm
existentialism

existentialism

[ˌegzɪsˈtenʃəlɪzəm] Nexistencialismo m

existentialism

[ˌɛgzɪˈstɛnʃəlɪzəm] nexistentialisme m

existentialism

existentialism

[ˌɛgzɪsˈtɛnʃəˌlɪzm] nesistenzialismo