Origin of existentialism
OTHER WORDS FROM existentialismex·is·ten·tial·ist, adjective, nounex·is·ten·tial·is·tic, adjectiveex·is·ten·tial·is·ti·cal·ly, adverbnon·ex·is·ten·tial·ism, noun
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At a gas station I read a Twitter thread by the novelist Michael Chabon, a Californian, about nihilism versus existentialism.California’s Forever Fire|by Elizabeth Weil, ProPublica, photography by Meridith Kohut for The New York Times Magazine|January 3, 2022|ProPublica
At the center of this existentialism is the question of what we become when society and civilization fail us.The horror century|Aja Romano|October 25, 2021|Vox
You Deserve Nothing by Alexander Maksik A thought-provoking debut that mixes existentialism with cool Parisian intrigue.This Week’s Hot Reads||September 26, 2011|DAILY BEAST
“It all goes back to existentialism,” she says of her career.
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British Dictionary definitions for existentialism
Derived forms of existentialismexistentialist, adjective, noun
Cultural definitions for existentialism
A movement in twentieth-century literature and philosophy, with some forerunners in earlier centuries. Existentialism stresses that people are entirely free and therefore responsible for what they make of themselves. With this responsibility comes a profound anguish or dread. Søren Kierkegaard and Feodor Dostoyevsky in the nineteenth century, and Jean-Paul Sartre, Martin Heidegger, and Albert Camus in the twentieth century, were existentialist writers.