existentialist philosopher


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Noun1.existentialist philosopher - a philosopher who emphasizes freedom of choice and personal responsibility but who regards human existence in a hostile universe as unexplainable
philosopher - a specialist in philosophy
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Like most other plays by the French existentialist philosopher, Sartre, Men Without Shadows was not a drama of action and movement - its conflict was rather static.
Having watched a couple of India-Pakistan encounters from 'ground zero' and in light of the recent England-Australia World Cup fixture at Lord's, one is tempted to say that for any rivalry -- whether sporting or political -- to retain its fizz and emerge as a time-defying phenomenon, there ought to be some sort of a chaotic-carnivalesque character to it, to the extent that an Existentialist philosopher may even be tempted to goading one into submission into an "in-the-destructive-element-immerse" kind of a momentary indiscretion of one's choosing -- just to live life to the full, experiencing the inexplicable.
In French existentialist philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre's 1938 novel Nausea, a dejected historian Antoine Roquentin realises that he is a free agent in a world devoid of meaning, leaving him struggling with his intellectual and spiritual freedom.
The German existentialist philosopher Martin Heidegger said that a human's true "being there" beyond all architectural styles is made up by the integration of four conditions: "being on the ground," "being under the sky," "facing holiness," and "living in the fate of death".
As the existentialist philosopher puts it: "Suffering is not a problem to be solved, but a mystery to be lived."
In one of his last interviews, French existentialist philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre said that every time you vote, you give away your power.
In honor of the 100th birthday of Albert Camus, the Huffington Post Religion section featured an essay about the Nobel Prize-winning existentialist philosopher and favorite of angsty teens everywhere.
It is worth concluding this consideration of the connection between happiness and thought with reference to that most brilliant of thinkers, the French existentialist philosopher Jean Paul Sartre who died in 1980 aged 74 (and not by his own hand).
Fitz-Gibbon sincerely worries that 'the human experience of violence comes close to what existentialist philosopher Karl Jasper's termed an "ultimate situation"; a condition we cannot evade or change' (105).
Jean-Paul Sartre, the most famous existentialist philosopher, puts it this way:
In spite of her work on the concept of the "othering" gaze, a major theme that runs through second-wave Anglophone feminist film theory, as well as her long-professed fascination with cinema, French feminist and existentialist philosopher Simone de Beauvoir (1908-86) has largely been ignored within the realm of film studies, note Boule (contemporary French studies, Nottingham Trent U., England) and Tidd (French studies, U.
* Austrian-born Jewish existentialist philosopher Martin Buber, whose classic works I and Thou and Between Man and Man explored dialogue and human relationships in new ways;