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Existentialism

Existentialism 101

Existentialism is a philosophical movement which posits that individuals create the meaning and essence of their lives, as opposed to it being created for them by deities or authorities or defined for them by philosophical or theological doctrines.

In layman’s term, it is you who create your own meaning in life. You don’t search for it, nor it comes looking for you.

Some works I will most probably discuss:

  • Notes from the Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus
  • The Stranger by Albert Camus
  • The Unhappiest Man by Soren Kierkegaard
  • Fear and Tremblings by Soren Kierkegaard

and if we have time,

  • Why Write? by John Paul Sartre
  • The Existence of Others by John Paul Sartre
  • The Origin of Negation by John Paul Sartre

More here.

Source: definitely Wikipedia

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