Existentialist

  • (noun): A philosopher who emphasizes freedom of choice and personal responsibility but who regards human existence in a hostile universe as unexplainable.
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Some articles on existentialist, existentialists:

Black Existentialism - Black Existential Literature
... Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man, the archetype of black existentialist literature, is one of the most revered and reviewed novels written by an African-American writer ... writer who was the closest to the Sartrean existentialist movement was Richard Wright, although Wright saw himself as working through the thought of Søren ... been considered by others as a Black existentialist writer however he was quite critical of Richard Wright and suspicious of his relationship with French intellectuals ...
Existentializer - Influence Outside Philosophy - Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy
... therapy A major offshoot of existentialism as a philosophy is existentialist psychology and psychoanalysis, which first crystallized in the work of Otto Rank, Freud's closest associate ... His logotherapy can be regarded as a form of existentialist therapy ... The existentialists would also influence social psychology, antipositivist micro-sociology, symbolic interactionism, and post-structuralism, with the work of thinkers such as Georg Simmel ...
Existentialism
... Kierkegaard, generally considered to be the first existentialist philosopher, posited that it is the individual who is solely responsible for giving meaning to life and for ... Existentialists generally regard traditional systematic or academic philosophies, in both style and content, as too abstract and remote from ... Scholars generally consider the views of existentialist philosophers to be profoundly different from one another relative to those of other philosophies ...
Existentializer - Existentialism and Nihilism
... is that Friedrich Nietzsche is an important philosopher in both fields, but also the existentialist insistence on the inherent meaninglessness of the world ... Existentialist philosophers often stress the importance of Angst as signifying the absolute lack of any objective ground for action, a move that is often reduced to a ... A pervasive theme in the works of existentialist philosophy, however, is to persist through encounters with the absurd, as seen in Camus' The Myth of Sisyphus ("One must imagine ...
Essence - In Metaphysics
... is often synonymous with the soul, and some existentialists argue that individuals gain their souls and spirits after they exist, that they develop their souls and spirits during their lifetimes ... Sartre's more materialist and skeptical existentialism furthered this existentialist tenet by flatly refuting any metaphysical essence, any soul, and ... Thus, in existentialist discourse, essence can refer to physical aspect or attribute to the ongoing being of a person (the character or internally determined goals), or to the ...

More definitions of "existentialist":

  • (adj): Relating to or involving existentialism.
    Example: "Existentialist movement"; "existentialist philosophy"; "the existentialist character of his ideas"