by. Gary Cox. · Rating details · ratings · 61 reviews. How to Be an Existentialist is a witty and entertaining book about the philosophy of existentialism. Gary Cox is the author of How to Be an Existentialist ( avg rating, ratings, 61 reviews, published ), How To Be A Philosopher ( avg ratin. How to be an Existentialist by Gary Cox, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Did I also mention Cox quoted himself l Basically Existentialism For Dummies, except with a lot much more of author involvement and weird metaphors. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

At the heart of their system is the wonderful maxim ‘existence precedes essence. I had forgotten how much Buddhism and Existentialism have in common. Excellent and informative whilst still being interesting.

How to Be an Existentialist: or How to Get Real, Get a Grip and Stop Making Excuses by Gary Cox

This is achieved largely by naming and categorizing things. Some things filtered in from what I read, maybe in a somewhat muddled form.

J ean-Paul Sartre, the most famous proponent of the principles of existentialism, believed existentiailst hell was other people; but I’ve found that hell is being a person trying to live life according to existentialist principles: He gives some pretty solid advice on how to understand Existentialism, also referring garj to several good well known books by existentialists.


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It is good insofar as Cox narrows in ohw the most useful and fundamental concepts: The book adopts a hip, irreverent style and the discussion is interspersed with ironic asides– presumably all to draw in the non-specialist reader and put him at ease with the weighty concepts.

This book provides a good overview of what it’s about. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

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He joins the French Fascist movement and helps to beat up an immigrant in a racially motivated attack. In How to Be an Existentialist, he provides a uniquely written pathway to a philosophy that should be down to earth, but one that is full of obstacles of convoluted language at times.

Plenty of references to the major works with page numbers so you can cross reference. Buy the selected items together This item: Some of this is explored in the work of Sartre, but much more in that of Heidegger, Camus, Merleau-Ponty.

Just one but both the existentialist and the light bulb have to want to change. Made me want to read more philosophy books.


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How to Be an Existentialist: or How to Get Real, Get a Grip and Stop Making Excuses

Share your thoughts with other customers. Dec 22, Sense of History rated it it was ok Shelves: Pages with related products. Bad faith, according to the author, is the major problem keeping people away from living authentic lives. Cox elaborates on how existentialist philosophers pay a lot of attention to the concept of consciousness, as being the relation between us and reality.

Very enjoyable read, Gary Cox is a witty writer indeed!

Gary Cox (philosopher)

I would recommend this book to anyone who has a basic ability to grasp abstract concepts. The book includes suggested further reading. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Continuum; Reprint edition December 1, Language: I found it a stimulating read, which forced me to rethink some of my current perceptions.