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Basic Writings of Existentialism, distinctive to the fashionable Library, provides the writings of key 19th- and twentieth-century thinkers generally united through their trust that simply because lifestyles has no inherent which means people can observe, we needs to ensure that means for ourselves. This anthology brings jointly into one quantity the main influential and typically taught works of existentialism. individuals contain Simone de Beauvoir, Albert Camus, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Ralph Ellison, Martin Heidegger, Søren Kierkegaard, Friedrich Nietzsche, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Miguel de Unamuno y Jugo.

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This is all exemplified in a book called The Twenty-Fifth Hour by a young Rumanian called [28] C. Virgil Gheorgiu. In this extraordinary novel, we see a youn^ has been falsely denounced to the Germans by his father- man who in-law and is sent to a deportation camp as being a Jew he has no means of proving that he is not a Jew. He is labelled as such. S. S . He contrives other sort of camp with a few French prisoners and joins the Americans; he is at first hailed as a friend, and stuffed with rich food but a few days later he is put into prison to escape this ; ; according to his passport, he is a Rumanian subject.

Let us try to clarify this in more detail. of art it When I look at or listen to a masterpiece, I have an exper ience which can be strictly called a revelation. That experience will just not allow itself to be analysed away as a mere state of felt satisfaction. One of the simple strongly secondary purposes, indeed, of these lectures will be to look into the question of how ought to understand such revelations. On the other hand, it is just as incontestably a fact that, for reasons that remain impene we trable to us connection right to talk at all about reasons in this such revelations appear not to be granted to other if it is people, people with have no difficulty at There would be no point stores of let me even say my learning, whom, nevertheless, communicating on other all in I topics.

Bringing into play my as a teacher I would never succeed in exciting, in the other person, the thrill of admiration that the great work of art had in gifts ; excited in me. It is just as if the other person were, in the root sense of the word, refractory one who repels the particles of or as if a kind of grace that is operative for me were not light operative for him. The existence of such absolute disparity has something quite indecent about it in a \vorld where the counting of heads has become not only a legal fact but a moral standard.

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