An Introduction to Existentialism Author:Robert G. Olson Existentialism is the most exciting movement in contemporary philosophy. At one time or another almost everyone has reflected upon such major existentialist themes as the sources of despair and suffering, the triumph over adversity, the nature and limits of reason, the encounter of the individual with other human beings and with society, authen... more »ticity, death, and freedom. And whether we finally agree or disagree with the existentialists' conclusions, their thinking on these perennial issues is so bold and challenging that it cannot fail to arouse our interest.
Although "An Introduction to Existentialism" is a first rate work of scholarship unmarred by misleading oversimplifications, no previous training in philosophy is required of the reader. The tone is unforbidding, the style clear and vigorous, and the analysis always lucid.« less