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William C. (Christopher) Barrett (1913—1992) was a professor of philosophy at New York University. Precociously, he began post-secondary studies at the City College of New York when 15 years old. He received his PhD at Columbia University. He was an editor of Partisan Review and later the literary critic of The Atlantic Monthly magazine. He is well-known for writing philosophical works for nonexperts. Perhaps the best known among these are A Study in Existential Philosophy and The Illusion of Technique, which remain in print.

Like many intellectuals of his generation, Barrett flirted with Marxism before turning his energies to providing readable introductions to European philosophical schools, notably existentialism. Irrational Man remains one of the most approachable reviews of existentialism in English.

Barrett was good friends with the poet Delmore Schwartz for many years. He knew many other literary figures of the day, including Edmund Wilson, Philip Rahv, and Albert Camus. He was deeply influenced by the philosophy of Nietzsche, Kierkegaard, and Heidegger, and was editor of zen buddhist scholar D.T. Suzuki. In fiction his taste ran to the great Russians, particularly Dostoyevsky. He was the father of Susan and Michael Barrett, long time husband of Juliet Bigney Barrett and the grandfather of Madeleine, Natalie, Keegan, Kyra, and Rian. Barrett is also father to Ellen (Nell) Barrett through his marriage to Margaret Merrick Barrett, and the grandfather of Georgia and Clinton.

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Total Books: 37
The History and Antiquities of the City of Bristol
2010 - The History and Antiquities of the City of Bristol (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781152944107
ISBN-10: 115294410X
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The Law of the Labourers and the Labourers Question
2010 - The Law of the Labourers and the Labourers Question (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781152472914
ISBN-10: 1152472917
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The Law of the Labourers and the Labourers Question Including the Full Text of the Labourers  Acts 1883 to 1906 Inclusive Together
Psychical Research
2010 - Psychical Research (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781151801913
ISBN-10: 1151801917
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Genealogy of Some of the Descendants of Thomas Barrett Sen of Braintree Mass 1635
On the Threshold of a New World of Thought
2009 - On the Threshold of a New World of Thought (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781151514110
ISBN-10: 115151411X
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On the threshold of a new world of thought an examination of the phenomena of spiritualism
Occultism and common-sense
2009 - Occultism and Common-sense (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781113851420
ISBN-10: 1113851422
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Industry Immersion Learning Real-Life Industry Case-Studies in Biotechnology and Business
iProperty Profiting from Ideas in an Age of Global Innovation
Zen Buddhism
1996 - Zen Buddhism (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780385483490
ISBN-10: 038548349X
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Nonfiction
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Death of the Soul
1987 - Death of the Soul (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780385173278
ISBN-10: 038517327X
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Death of the Soul  From Descartes to the Computer William Barrett
1987 - Death of the Soul From Descartes to the Computer William Barrett (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780192177582
ISBN-10: 0192177583
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Irrational Man Study in Existential Philosophy
1986 - Irrational Man Study in Existential Philosophy (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780435830564
ISBN-10: 0435830562
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Death of the Soul From Descartes to the Computer
1986 - Death of the Soul From Descartes to the Computer (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780385159654
ISBN-10: 038515965X
Genre: Nonfiction
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Time of Need Forms of Imagination in the Twentieth Century
1984 - Time of Need Forms of Imagination in the Twentieth Century (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780819561213
ISBN-10: 0819561215
Genre: History
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The Illusion of Technique
1979 - The Illusion of Technique (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780385112024
ISBN-10: 0385112025
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction
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The Illusion of Technique A Search for the Meaning of Life in a Technological Age
The illusion of technique A search for meaning in a technological civilization
1978 - The Illusion of Technique a Search for Meaning in a Technological Civilization (Other)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780385112017
ISBN-10: 0385112017
Genre: Nonfiction
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What Is Existentialism
1964 - What Is Existentialism (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780394173887
ISBN-10: 0394173880
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Irrational Man  A Study in Existential Philosophy
1962 - Irrational Man a Study in Existential Philosophy (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780385031387
ISBN-10: 0385031386
Genre: Nonfiction
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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