Category «Existentialism»

Critical Theory and Poststructuralism: In Search of a

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As he moves towards his objective, he increases steadily his supply of surplus vital power, and so increases his powers of foresight and hindsight, the sense of other times and other places; there is a breaking free of the body’s sense of imprisonment in time and a rising of warm life-energy that is spoken of in the Gospel as ‘to have life more abundantly (Wilson, 1978, p.113). It would never have occurred to them that a philosophy of education could be developed that was not, at heart, an elaboration of such "purely" philosophical themes. (Though in some cases the ruminations of philosophers on education has had little or nothing to do with their actual philosophical positions and has merely expressed their own predilections.) At the same time, and from what might be termed the opposite direction of the theory-practice dialectic, what today is called "philosophy of education" has also long been regarded as continuous with the serious reflections of practicing educators, curriculum theorists, and educational policymakers.

Existentialism, religion, and death : thirteen essays

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I think that in the end, this is probably the best way to understand it. Explores ethical issues arising from the practice of medical therapeutics, from the development of new biomedical technologies, and more largely from reflections on life's meaning and prospects in the face of changing modalities of intervention fostered particularly by the various life sciences. Nihilism is a school of thought that has wrongly been misinterpreted as being a belief in nothing.

The Complete Works Of Friedrich Nietzsche - Volume Twelve -

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It began in the mid-to-late 19th Century, but reached its peak in mid-20th Century France. He discounts as insignificant the roles of doctrine and their respective priesthoods unless understood as manifestations themselves of symbols and rituals. There also are several branches and types of philosophy, each with its own issues and concerns. He was not, however, academically trained, and his work was attacked by professional philosophers for lack of rigor and critical standards.

[ [ [ Get 'em All! Kill 'Em!: Genocide, Terrorism, Righteous

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Private experiences with and feelings about death, trauma, depression and relationships were addressed in this type of poetry, often in an autobiographical manner. And in his opinion, there is no rule for this combination. It is one of those indefinable academic terms that applies to many different fields of study. New York: Meridian, 1956. existentialism (ĕgzĬstĕn´shəlĬzəm, ĕksĬ–), any of several philosophic systems, all centered on the individual and his relationship to the universe or to God.