Dark Feelings, Grim Thoughts: Experience and Reflection in by Robert C. Solomon

By Robert C. Solomon

within the related spirit as his newest e-book, Living With Nietzsche, and his past examine In the Spirit of Hegel, Robert Solomon turns to the existential thinkers Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre, in an try to get previous the tutorial and political debates and concentrate on what's actually attention-grabbing and priceless approximately their philosophies. Solomon makes the case that--despite their very diverse responses to the political questions in their day--Camus and Sartre have been either essentially moralists, and their philosophies can't be understood except their deep moral commitments. He specializes in Sartre's early, pre-1950 paintings, and on Camus's most sensible recognized novels The Stranger, The Plague, and The Fall. all through Solomon makes the real aspect that their shared curiosity in phenomenology used to be even more vital than their meant association with "existentialism." Solomon's reappraisal might be of curiosity to a person who's nonetheless or ever has been serious about those eccentric yet huge figures.

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